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The Built Image of Democracy

“A great city is nothing more than a portrait of itself, and yet when all is said and done, its arsenals of scenes and images are part of a deeply moving plan.” – Mark Helprin, … 1,420 more words

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A Bridge to the Past

“We have no city except perhaps New Orleans that can vie, in point of the picturesque interest that attaches to odd and antiquated foreigness, with San Antonio.” – Frederick Law Olmsted’s… 1,077 more words

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Rondeval Rendezvous

On most hot dusty days you can find William Cahill standing in the background waiting for the builder, architects and owner to finish their meeting. He is anxious to speak about his portion of the project. 760 more words

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Architecture of the Stars - Part II

“I consider it my obligation to make Los Angeles a happy, cleaner, and finer city. I wish to pay my debt of duty in this way to the community in which I have prospered.” – Griffith J. 1,166 more words

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The "Texas Rangers" and Small Town America

“It is a guileless architecture, which, because innocent, is often apparently venerable; and which, because one may believe it to be uncorrupted, is sometimes curiously eloquent. 1,294 more words

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The Roman Forum

“Architecture, simply and immediately perceived, is a combination revealed through light and shade. of spaces, of masses, and of lines. These few elements make the core of architectural experience.” (p157). 1,060 more words

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The Rusticators

A young Teddy Roosevelt filled the shelves of his room on East 20th St. in Manhattan with stuffed birds, squirrels, and mice in an attempt to satisfy his obsession with nature, while life in the streets below his window was grimy, noisy and crowded- quite a contrast from his life at Sagamore Hill in the country. 938 more words

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