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2015 Historic Preservation Awards Announced

The Historic Preservation Committee of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards.  These awards honor those in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts.  635 more words

Historic Preservation

Mount Carmel cemetery

Located in northwestern Monroe County, Mount Carmel cemetery is well worth a visit. It contains several outstanding carved limestone monuments, including one shaped like a locomotive engine, complete with engine number. 561 more words

Art Of Limestone Carving

Historic Travel Map: Suggestions Welcome

I’ve been collecting destinations and adding them to my official Open Air Pursuit Google Map! The categories are fluid and it’ll constantly be updated with new locations and ideas. 18 more words


Development at the Site of the Boyd Theater

Apropos of my post yesterday, Inga Saffron of the Inquirer wrote this piece about Pearl Properties’ development plans for the old Boyd Theater. She says, “That isn’t architecture; it’s a colorful form of weatherproofing.” And further, “You can see mediocre metal boxes just like this going up all over Philadelphia. 16 more words

Find Your Park

The National Park Service has organized a fantastic campaign called “Find Your Park.” It is well-known news by now that National Parks have a youth problem… 141 more words

Architectural History

Old Houses in Seattle History

Around Seattle’s neighborhoods there are old houses which embody the history of the city’s development and growth.  In Seattle’s fast-growing years of the 1880’s it seemed that carpenters were everywhere and today we can still see examples of early, carpenter-built wood-frame houses. 317 more words