Category Archives: Victorian

Van Buren, AR: Downtown Historic District

In 2010, we headed to Colorado with grand vacation plans and a dog. Our first stop along the route was Van Buren, Arkansas. It was like stepping back in time, and it had its share of round and chamfered corners. … Continue reading

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One good tern deserves another, or take your tern

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Victoria Station Clocks

This letter to the editor appeared in The Morning Post, September 11, 1890.  Marston St. Lawrence, presumably the home of Mr. One Who Would Like to be Punctual, is a village a couple of hours northwest of London.  It would seem from … Continue reading

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The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens

Prince Consort Albert was the husband of Queen Victoria from 1840 until his death in 1861.  Having a passion for the arts, Prince Albert was the inspiration behind the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.  The complete title was the … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House

The former Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House of Easton, Pennsylvania has a list of previous tenants and owners that would make your head swim!  Easton historian Richard F. Hope documented the history of this building, and its early beginnings. … Continue reading

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40 & 42 N. Third Street: Easton PA

Number 40 North Third Street in historic downtown Easton is occupied by Sweet Girlz bakery.  The 3 1/2 story red brick building next to Easton Electronics was the residence in the 1880s and 1890s of Col. W. H. Armstrong and … Continue reading

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32 and 36 N. Third Street, Easton PA

No. 32 (brownstone building to the left in the photo) was the Hohl House, but currently is divided into apartments and a retail store.  The 3 1/2 story Second Empire style brownstone showcases the typical Mansard roof and a decorative cornice.   George Hohl, … Continue reading

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Kendrick Place

The Victorian Vernacular row houses are named for preservationist and visionary for a downtown Knoxville revival Kristopher Kendrick.  Built in 1916 for “utility and comfort” (Historic Downtown Knoxville Walking Tour,, the houses feature projecting iron balconies and neoclassical influences … Continue reading

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