What has been going on in the Preservation world? A lot has been flurrying around but there are a few specific matters on which I’d like to focus Read on! 1. Portland, Oregon, has become the center of a painful but important debate. The Carman House, built in the mid 1850s, is the oldest house in… Read More Sunday Reader
One of my favorite things about Seattle is that many of the neighborhoods were originally separate towns and have their own history and flavor. Ballard, which today is in the northwest quadrant of Seattle, was originally a Scandinavian fishing town. Ballard was incorporated into the city of Seattle in 1907 and has gained appropriate street… Read More Historic Streets of Ballard
Alternate title: Is a “Sympathetic Addition” Possible and Did Soldier Field Do It? When visiting Chicago last month I stumbled upon Soldier Field. And when I say stumbled upon, I mean it was on the horizon for quite some time and I was drawn in like a moth to light. I am not huge football fan (read:… Read More Soldier Field: Painful Combination of Architecture or Brilliant Upgrade?
Casinos have always been about glamour. Today that glamour comes in the form of immensely tall fountains, priceless art, and recreations of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, from Venice to the Eiffel Tower. The casinos in Las Vegas particularly draw in guests using the most lavish and extraordinary productions. I’m not talking about Blue… Read More Casinos of the Past: Where Glamour Has Become Kitsch
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: just at Yellowstone National Park, the average age of visitors is 54. This trend includes the employees. Only 7% of employees at National Parks are 29 or younger. This… Read More Find Your Park
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Mad Men, a widely acclaimed TV drama based in 1960s New York, has garnered millions of viewers and inspired everything from wardrobe collections to cocktail menus. This week it’s back for its sixth season and the Internet is abuzz with anticipation. What better time to look at Mad Men from…
The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Reno, Nevada, has watched people come and go since Reno’s early days as a railroad town. Built in 1926, the station was actually the fifth in Reno, following four that had been lost to fires. The Mediterranean style station is modest in size but its tall, arched windows echo a grander… Read More Preservation Success: the Reno Train Station