Category Archives: Beaux Arts

The Original Architectural Twin Theatres: Waldorf and Aldwych

Yes, that’s right…before the architectural twins of Hicks Theatre (the Gielgud) and Queen’s Theatre (the Sondheim) were designed and constructed in 1906 and 1907, the Waldorf Theatre opened May 22, 1905 followed by its twin on the other end of … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

Texas has some of the most imposing courthouses, and overall, have done a nice job of protecting them thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s “nationally recognized and award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.”  Thus far, 67 full restorations have been … Continue reading

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New Deal in Mississippi: Lauderdale County Courthouse

Meridian’s Lauderdale County Courthouse was substantially redesigned by a Public Works Administration funded grant.  The 1905 Beaux Arts building designed by P. J. Krouse was transformed into an Art Deco structure. (Linda Ford, 2004, Meridian Downtown Historic District nomination form for … Continue reading

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Moldova Embassy

One of the most interesting things about my recent trip to Washington, DC has been tracking down where I was during my strolls through the neighborhood.  I was just taking  photographs of things that caught my eye–as always, and not … Continue reading

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