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Craig Kauffman and Chicago Architects

I’ve written before about Craig Kauffman’s early interest in architecture, including his success as a high school senior, when he won an award for his submission to a student architectural contest, juried by Richard Neutra. 595 more words


Bank Robbery - Sort of

There is more than one way to rob a bank. Let me explain. Time and weather had taken their toll on the interior of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Owatonna, robbing it of its amazing beauty. 61 more words

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A Piece Of History On City's North Side Gets New Life

CHICAGO (CBS) — A piece of history on Chicago’s North side is getting a new life.

It’s the decorative façade from a building on the 2400 block of North Lincoln, across from the Biograph Theater, from the era of the gangster John Dillinger, who met his end on the block some years later. 126 more words


Woodbury County Court House: Sioux City, Iowa

I happened to go to the Woodbury County Court House in July of 2017. It was even more beautiful than I thought it would be. 1,763 more words

Frank Lloyd Wright

Sullivanesque, or Lost on Ontario Street

One evening I walked down Ontario Street in Chicago looking at the buildings around me. Some seemed to belong to an earlier generation of skyscrapers. The one in the featured photo seemed to be special. 175 more words


Foggy Nights in the Loop

It is interesting to walk through the Loop area of Chicago with its lovely skyscrapers. If I remember correctly, it was in Chicago that the first skyscapers were built in the late 19th century. 142 more words


The West Ward Schoolhouse

by Nancy Bertrand

(excerpted from Wakefield: 350 Years by the Lake, copyright 1994 by Wakefield 350 and updated.)

In 2017, the West Ward School will celebrate its 170th anniversary. 4,338 more words

History Of Wakefield, MA