This home is on Hermitage Rd. in Richmond, Virginia’s Rosedale neighborhood. I saw it July 29th, which was a very hot day. It’s the home of Miss Rose. Miss Rose is 67 and still a Southern Belle. She likes her mint julep 🍹 on her porch at 3 pm sharp honey. Not 3:15. Not 3:10. But 3 pm. Just about that time each day she catches the vapors. 💨 Even her Rhodesian Ridgeback knows to stay away. 🐕 With her Southern Gentility Quarterly on her lap, she loves to read the articles on various Southern homes and buildings. 🏛 Miss Rose was the only daughter of Humphrey and Corinne Coldwater, who were descendants of Virginia tobacco families. Miss Rose once dated a man back in her 20’s, but he was from West Virginia, which in her mind is still Yankee Country. After the West Virginian, no Rhett Butler came calling. So Miss Rose went about life traveling The South and getting to know the varied landscapes, architecture, and people. A proud Virginian, Miss Rose is about to publish a novel based on her travels throughout The South, titled, “The South: It Ain’t The North,” in 2019. 4 juleps later, by 4:30 pm, Miss Rose is exhausted, and needs to retire for a nap. For tomorrow, is another day. DISCLAIMER: this is a 🐎 💩 #storiesbysteve I don’t know who lives here. #richmondva#richmondarchitecture#archidaily#architektur#archidesign#archi_ologie#oldhouselove#deserve2preserve#thisplacematters#rosedalerichmond#rosedaleneighborhood
Before I talk about this photo, please check out the Facebook page "Save The Teslow". I'll make it real easy, if you read this in the next 24 hours a link to their page is in my profile. Make sure you check out their silent auction of grain elevator bird houses coming up Sept. 7th.
Cayuga, North Dakota.
Mother nature is raw. A tornado, or strong wind gust tore off the roof of this #GrainElevator and if the wind doesn't get some of these old buildings it will be the snow that weighs down a roof, or the rain that rots the wood when it finds a hole. A hole made from the ice that froze there in the winter. And if all that fails just look to the sky and see that red haze, it's from the wildfires in Washington, Oregon and Montana that were burning in 2015 when this photo was taken.
Mother Nature will find a way, even the Rockie Mountains will eventually be no more than a hill. That's why I take these photos. American agriculture built this country to what it is today, but unlike the Pyramids, The Great Wall, or the Colosseum, these ruins aren't going to be around for future generations.
Hopefully these images will.
Hopefully other communities like those in Livingston, Montana will be able to save their own Teslows.
This week we toured the Cooper-Molera complex and shared stories with some of our future volunteers. We are truly grateful for the supportive community of Monterey!
Esta semana recorrimos el complejo Cooper-Molera y compartimos historias con algunos de nuestros futuros voluntarios. ¡Estamos realmente agradecidos por la comunidad de Monterey!
Enjoy the power of preservation at The Coke Plant! This landmark in Paducah’s Midtown neighborhood is inspiring a new generation to treasure built heritage and local creative culture.
📷: @stevendycus | #paducahcreativecity | Paducah.travel
Constructed in 1930 by the federal government, the Classical Revival brick and stone clad steel-frame building replaced an earlier wood-frame building dating from the 1890s. The need for a larger reflected the aggressive national settlement policy that would see waves of immigrants in Edmonton to start a new life as farmers on the prairie.
Purposefully situated adjacent to the CN Railway station, Immigration Hall was the first stop for many. Reasons for immigrating varied: some escaping hardship of the Great Depression, others fleeing persecution, many simply arrived in search of opportunity. Regardless, they often arrived with little and separated from their families.
The building served as a prairie version of Pier 21, or Ellis Island, offering temporary accommodations for immigrants before fanning out across the Edmonton region. For many, it was their first home in Alberta, and represented a place of refuge, welcome, hope, and opportunity.
At the same time, the story of this building is incredibly challenging. Immigration Hall stands is a powerful reminder, explicit in name and function, of the legacy of colonialism and prairie settlement in Canada. Often romanticized as the starting point of our history, it speaks truth to a short view of prairie history, and the limitations of our narrative, namely the displacement of First Nations peoples from their traditional lands for agricultural settlement.
By the 1970s, the building has closed its doors and fell into disrepair. Threatened with demolition, the National Trust for Canada featured Immigration Hall on the Top Ten Endangered Historic Places list.
More recently, the story of the building seems to have come full circle in a way. Rehabilitated thanks to a partnership between governments, nonprofits, and several social agencies, the building is a best-case practice in building re-use and heritage conservation, and is now a designated Municipal historic Resource.
Just as it once represented a place of refuge and opportunity for newcomers, so to does it continue to serve as a place of hope, refuge, and a place to start a new life as Hope Mission facility.
This is an example of a “Gable and Valley Roof”. Gable and valley style roofs are a common roofing style in the United states especially in the New England areas. Gable style roofs have the benefit of a steep slope which allows the roof structure to easily shed water and snow. Another positive to a gable and valley roof is the additional space for vaulted ceilings and a larger attic space. A gable and valley roof is described as a traditional roof style, since the two peaked roof planes meet at a ridge of equal size. Houses with garages, dormers and porches will typically have a gable and valley roof. One of the cons to this style is that it can be prone to wind damage due to the elevated style. Severe winds can generate upwards lift under the shingles or the eaves of the building resulting in damage. Second photo taken from Pexel.com, photographer is Sarah Jane (@szphotovideo).
I had a rare opportunity to step inside the gates of The Elkins Estate a month ago, here are some photos I shot. Although Lynnewood Hall truly is Pennsylvania’s most magnificent mansion still in existence, there are very few others in the state that could even hold a candle to her grander. There are two principle mansions on the Elkins Estate; a lovely Tudor called Chelten House and a Italianate Renaissance residence named Elstowe Manor. However, it is the latter which is on par with Lynnewood. Elstowe Manor was constructed in 1898 by none other than Horace Trumbauer, the same architect who executed The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Union League, Whitemarsh Hall, and our beloved Lynnewood Hall. The mansion was commissioned by William L. Elkins who was a close friend and business partner of Peter A.B. Widener. They were such good friends that in 1883, William’s daughter Eleanor married Peter’s son, George Dunton Widener. The estate stayed in the family’s possession until 1932 when William’s grandson, William H. Elkins, sold it to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’Ricci. The sisters currently still own the property but no longer use it for a retreat center or residence. It sits vacant, yet guarded and maintained, looking for a new steward that will breathe life into her once again. #elkins#elkinsestate#elkinspark#widener#philly#philadelphia#philadelphiahistory#ushistory#ourhistory#preservation#thisplacematters#americansplendor#beauty#opulence
One of the great bars of New York City, @oldtownbarnyc is the real deal and has been a bar since 1892. The walls are full of New York City history, high school banners and homage to one of the beers associated with New York. Schaefer beer light over the bar adds just the right touch. Like Luchow’s which used to be on 14th Street Old Town was originally a German bar. It was a favorite of Tammany Hall politicians because the famous Hall was around the corner first on 14th Street and even closer when Tammany moved to 17th Street. Like it’s close neighbor, Pete’s Tavern, Old Town served food during Prohibition to qualify as a restaurant. Enjoy a draft and toast a bar that is authentic New York!#oldtownbar#nationalbeerday#barsofnyc#nychistory#unionsquare#tammanyhall#historicbars#thisplacematters