Edward Leedskalnin was born in Riga, Latvia and, at 26, became engaged to 16-year old Agnes Scuffs. She ditched him the day before their wedding. He eventually landed in Homestead just outside of Miami, where he spent the rest of his life building
Coral Castle as testimony of his love for his “sweet sixteen.”
June 12, 2013
architecture, art, close look |
architecture, cincinnati, cullman, DIY, homestead, miami, riga, springfield |
Happy 100th birthday,
Grand Central Terminal! Since 1913, this has been one of the most famous buildings in NYC and, according to Travel + Leisure, it is now “the world’s number six most visited tourist attraction,” attracting more than 20 million visitors each year.
Cincinnati and Suburban Telephone Company Building, located on the corner of West 7th and Elm Sts. in downtown Cincinnati, was designed by Harry Hake and opened its doors in 1931.
Roy’s Motel and Café was once a motel, café, gas station, and auto repair shop. Nowadays, it’s a gas station, popular tourist spot and filming location in the ghost town of Amboy in California’s Mojave Desert, located along Route 66.
The old Casino [later Regal] Theater is located at 1201 Linn St. in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. It was designed by Zettel & Rapp and opened in 1913.
: coming up this Wednesday, a free lecture at the Mercantile Library on the career of city planner [and Kevin Bacon's father] Edmund Bacon. Planning, Politics, and Building a City
: a frank Lloyd Wright house is on the market. 6980 Knoll Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
: American Sign Museum 5chw4r7z checks out this Cincinnati icon.
: thanks to April Gift Guide Going Home to Roost for including our Exotic Herbs seed bombs in this lovely roundup.
: I’m still wading through this special issue of The Gilded City—Bloomberg’s New York The Nation, devoted solely to NYC.
: Hollywood is home to the real-world version of Hogwarts. Hocus-Pocus 101: Course Casts Its Spell Over Elite Students
: heh, I wish this were a comic… White Entrepreneurial Guy
Located at 919 Broadway, the
Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville began its life as the Main Post Office, designed in the Art Deco style by Marr & Holman and constructed in 1933-34.
: Spring Handmade Wish List Through the Eyes of the Mrs. likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: this roundup includes Getaway to Cincinnati Park+Vine in Over-the-Rhine and the Charley Harper mosaic mural downtown.
: a crazy-cool Cincinnati-based company that makes, wait for it… miniature rooms. Miniature Rooms
: wow, bad news about a really interesting museum building in NYC. MoMA to Demolish Williams and Tsien Folk Art Museum
: I don’t have an iPad, but I want this. New iPad App: Urban World
: Abandoned, Ctd. No Such Thing as Was shares beautiful photos of an old railroad bridge in DeKalb, IL.
: just watch this lovely animation right now. New York Biotopes
Malcolm Montague Davis trained as an architect whose paintings, which he considers to be abstract, are based on details of his buildings, sculptures and architectural models. Above is an example from his . Chama Valley Series
Located at 800 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati, the old Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons opened its doors in 1933. The 16-story limestone building features an Art Deco façade that pays tribute to the printing and publishing businesses.
April 16, 2013
architecture, cincinnati, close look, inspiration |
architecture, cincinnati, cleveland, downtown, over-the-rhine, pattern, urban life |