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Amter House

On September 19, 1988 the United States baseball team was on their way to winning the Olympic tournament in Seoul, South Korea.  At the same time 6500 miles away in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, I was born.   1,553 more words

Historic Preservation

News Tidbits 1/31/2015: History Comes Alive

With no new projects before the city planning board, and the town cof Ithaca ancelling its planning meetings twice in a row (something that happens only once every couple years), the end of January is shaping up to be a slow period. 736 more words


It's a Rat Race

I feel like we are in sort of a race against time. There is so much change happening in Cincinnati as far as development and businesses opening. 588 more words

Sleeping in Slave Quarters

A week ago I slept overnight in the Bellamy Mansion Museum’s slave quarters.

Your reaction might, like others who I told before the overnight stay, range from “What?” to “Why?” to something like, “You don’t hear that everyday.” So, let me provide some context and explain why I decided to sleep overnight in a slave dwelling. 1,805 more words

Graduate School

Alison Rose Jefferson, Keynote Speaker, Santa Monica Conservancy Annual Meeting and Awards on Feb. 8, 2015

I have the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards program on February 8. I will discuss the layered Santa Monica history of the meeting’s location at Casa Del Mar Hotel, once a historical, Jim Crow era leisure space of African Americans sometimes known as the Inkwell.  465 more words


Deco on Rye

Okay, my title is like a bad pun.  But that’s what I thought of when I saw such a tiny building squeezed into the space between two larger and older buildings. 413 more words


Beauty in quiet stone

I have always loved cemeteries, which to me are places of beauty and rest. Many people do not realize that impressive works of the stonecarver’s craft can be found during the course of a relaxing stroll. 690 more words

Art Of Limestone Carving