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A Slim Silhouette

Built on a small island in the river Deel, Askeaton Castle, County Limerick dates from 1199 when built by the Norman settler William de Burgo. It subsequently became a stronghold for the FitzGerald Earls of Desmond but while surviving assault during that family’s rebellions against the English crown in the 16th century the castle was eventually dismantled around 1650 by the regicide Colonel Daniel Axtel when he was crushing opposition to Cromwell’s forces in this part of the country. 12 more words

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HABS Photography: National Trust chimney

photograph by Bill Lebovich, (c)National Trust for Historic Preservation

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All Washed Up

Irish landlords, that small band of men who once owned the greater part of the country, do not enjoy a good reputation here. Judged to have been rapacious and, still worse in the popular imagination, foreign, it cannot be denied that many of their number often put personal interest ahead of concern for the condition of tenants, with disastrous results following the onset of the potato blight in the mid-1840s. 2,193 more words

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One of a Pear

A chimneypiece in the entrance hall of Furness, County Kildare. The name of 18th century amateur architect Francis Bindon has occurred here several times before (most recently… 73 more words

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Jubilee Line Extension, London Underground

I’m gave a presentation earlier this month on the Jubilee Line Extension to the London Underground especially focusing on the the continuous themes between the stations and how the concepts of ‘arrival’ and ‘departure’ are catered to. 1,504 more words


SAH Conference 2014

My architectural history education personified. Christy Anderson who introduced me to the field in a survey course at Yale, Dell Upton who expanded my horizons in graduate school at UVA, and Richard Longstreth who guided me to develop my own voice at GW. 18 more words

HABS photography: National Trust (former) Headquarters

(c)National Trust for Historic Preservation, photographs by Bill LebovichArchi

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