Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rosemont Elementary School, Bristol, TN

The former Rosemont Elementary School in Bristol, TN dates to at least 1930 (Stone & Haskins, 2005).  The 3-story building contains 32,640 sf of space on 4.5 acres in the center of town.  It was purchased by Tri-Cities Christian School … Continue reading

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania Post Office and Mural

The Nazareth Post Office was constructed in 1935 under the New Deal work that expanded post offices throughout the nation. The mural, “Cement Industry,” was painted by Miss Ryah Ludins, commissioned in 1938.  She was a muralist and painter from … Continue reading

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The Grand Eastonian

We arrived on the last leg of the trip before heading on home Friday.  We are here in beautiful Easton, Pennsylvania–like Oxford only way better :).  It is rapidly becoming a ‘food destination’ according to our hotelier.  We opted for … Continue reading

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Independence Hall

On Rand’s “To-Do” list for Philadelphia was Independence Hall.  We got a late start into the city on Saturday after arriving Friday night, so all the tickets had been distributed already.  However, we found plenty of other things to see … Continue reading

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Mystery Park

I am in the best of both worlds for me: work that is fun.  This may look like an ordinary park on an ordinary summer day, but there is something pretty special about it.  What do you think it is?  … Continue reading

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Main Street, USA

Actually, it is First Street, Delhi, Louisiana.  The Delhi downtown historic district is “almost two blocks of party wall commercial buildings facing the railroad along First Street.”  The four buildings right to left pictured above were c. 1895 except for … Continue reading

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Cave Theatre

The 1945-46 Cave Theatre is a brick veneer building with ‘Modernistic’ details (Louisiana Department of Historic Preservation).  It seated 476 patrons when opened.  A particularly impressive detail is the curved-front ticket booth, pictured below in the right corner of the … Continue reading

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