After who-the-hell-knows-how-long of nothing happening to the torn up Espanola Way, one of Miami Beach’s most iconic architectural compositions, things have finally begun moving forward with its conversion to a completely pedestrian environment. 290 more words
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The first time I walked into New East, I was overwhelmed by the sensation that something was off.
This happens to me from time to time, usually when I am in an unfamiliar space or a familiar space that has changed. 1,020 more words
Last week we finally arrived in France, got our car and drove immediately to Chartres. Our objective was the restored cathedral that we have been documenting for the last six years. 602 more words
A-frame buildings tend to stand out to me just because they are not too common around Mississippi, or anywhere else for that matter. The term A-frame comes from the shape of the structure, where the roof extends down steeply on both sides of a central ridge, almost all the way to the ground. 455 more words
I finally got to visit the planned worker community of Marktown in East Chicago this weekend. In 1917, industrialist Clayton Mark hired famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw to design a complete community for workers at his steel mill in Indiana Harbor. 524 more words
I’ve had that look on my face before.
When you have a colleague question if something is relevant to “everyone” or a noted historian deem a chapter in a book too “ethnic” or a guide makes an insensitive or misinformed statement during a historic site tour. 407 more words