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Preserving Oregon’s African American Historic Places Project

Seeking more!

A BIG thank you to those who have already submitted information as part of the Preserving Oregon’s African American Historic Places project. 327 more words

Ann Arbor's Secret Sauce: Our Historic Buildings

Cities have personalities, and these influence their fates. The civic persona derives partly from economic circumstance (oil boom towns differ from cities where most income is from farming, or from a dominant industry), partly from the individuals who possess the means of power and influence (think of Chicago without the history of Richard Daley), and partly from the origins and mix of the people who live there.  1,203 more words

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farmhouse on west chester pike in east goshen

I thought this house was being saved, so I guess it will look worse before it looks better? But never fear, the apartment sign is completely landscaped…..

Chester County

W&S: May 20th, 1841.

The first entry in Justin Morrill’s journal, Wanderings and Scribblings, transcribed as it appears in format, underlines and quirks. I’ve only centered it.

Thursday, May 20th, 1841. 304 more words

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Iron Hinges

The door hinges on many principal doors in the Justin Morrill Homestead were made by T. & C. Clark of Wolverhampton, England. The company, founded by Thomas and Charles Clark in 1795 built a reputation for cast-iron wares and soon expanded into porcelain-enameled goods like bathtubs. 30 more words

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Chicago Common Brick

Have you ever noticed that in Chicago, no matter how interesting and high-quality the brick on a historic facade is, the brick that’s on the secondary elevations is kind of, well, not so interesting and high-quality?   805 more words

Two Philly Families, circa 1790

LAST WEEK, I FINALLY ACHIEVED ENTRY into a pair of restored 18th century houses in Philadelphia that had eluded me for years. The modest 1776 Todd house… 855 more words