Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Brighton Apartments: Washington DC

  Tucked into a lot off Connecticut Avenue on California Street are the Brighton apartments.  The 1911 Beaux Arts building is 7 stories.  A mere $575,000 will buy a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,032 sq.ft. apartment in the building.  The photograph … Continue reading

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The other side of Commerce Street: Aberdeen

The building to the left of the photo, Number 102-104, is circa 1900s.  It features two storefronts divided by an upper level staircase.  Harrison L. Stamm, 1997, described the building’s decorative brick panels along the upper level, topped with brick … Continue reading

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Christmas in Lottabusha County

Head on over to Lottabusha County for Christmas Dinner.  I’ll set an extra place for you.

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On the road to Aberdeen: Commerce Street

Commerce Street in Aberdeen is eye candy.  Even though they have installed the apparently compulsory awning in historic districts in Mississippi towns, which obscures some of the building details, it is still a lovely street to walk down…or up as … Continue reading

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Chickasaw County Courthouse: Houston

Chickasaw County is one of ten counties in Mississippi with dual county seats.  The Classical Revival courthouse designed by architect R. H. Hunt & Company was built in 1909 (MDAH/HRI).  Hunt designed a large number of churches, higher education buildings, … Continue reading

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On the Road to Aberdeen: Elkin Theatre

Aberdeen’s 1937 Elkin Theatre was designed in the Art Deco style by Robert Boller, the architect for 110 theaters in the southeast and midwest (Chuck Van Bibber, cinematreasures.org).  A 1960s remodel reduced the number of seats from 800 to 500. … Continue reading

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More progress on Burns Church!

A couple of days ago I drove past the former Burns Church and noticed they had the new front doors installed!  Today, I see that the stained glass in the windows is also in place.  It has been very exciting … Continue reading

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Old Greyhound Bus Terminal: 1100 New York Avenue

Approaching preservation from the standpoint of sustainability has its followers, and yet, Bill Rees (1998 and 1999) argues …designers, planners, architects, builders have as yet not realized their role in sustainability. (Cooper, 1999). I am not yet ready to argue that … Continue reading

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Le Droit Building aka International Spy Museum

Washington, DC’s Le Droit Building was constructed in 1875, designed by James McGill in the Italianate commercial style of the period, and intended for office use (nps.gov).  The building was designated a historic landmark through the National Register of Historic … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces of Modern

I think this building is part of the FBI building, a Brutalist structure dating from the 1970s.  Several times as we went around a corner and up a street, we would end up passing the same area from a different … Continue reading

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