WE DEPLORE HOME DEPOT DOORS

WE DEPLORE HOME DEPOT DOORS

The expose of HOME DEPOT DOORS and their assult on buildings with architectural merit.

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The Last Vestige of Old World Spring Garden Street, Church of the Assumption, Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Last Vestige of Old World Spring Garden Street, Church of the Assumption, Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Last Vestige of Old World Spring Garden Street
Church of the Assumption, Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cornerstone Laid: May 21, 1848
Consecrated: 1849
Once a truly vibrant and dense residential section of the city, the above views of Spring Garden Street east of 12th Street, looking northeast, illustrate a context of buildings that has largely vanished. There is but one [...]

New Jersey Avenue's Aesthetic Wonder, Washington, D.C.

New Jersey Avenue’s Aesthetic Wonder, Washington, D.C.

New Jersey Avenue’s Aesthetic Wonder, Washington, D.C.
 
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The New Architecture at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

The New Architecture at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

The New Architecture at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
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The Octagon's New Neighbor, Washington, D.C.

The Octagon’s New Neighbor, Washington, D.C.

The Octagon’s New Neighbor, Washington, D.C.

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The House of Doors, Washington, District of Columbia

The House of Doors, Washington, District of Columbia

The House of Doors, Washington, District of Columbia
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The Bush Hill Iron Works of James Moore, 1600 Block of Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

The Bush Hill Iron Works of James Moore, 1600 Block of Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

The Bush Hill Iron Works
James Moore, Proprietor
1600 Block of Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Penna.
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Spring Garden Street in Mint Condition, Site of the U.S. Mint, SW Corner Spring Garden and 17th Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

Spring Garden Street in Mint Condition, Site of the U.S. Mint, SW Corner Spring Garden and 17th Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

Spring Garden Street in Mint Condition
Site of the U.S. Mint
SW Corner Spring Garden and 17th Street
Philadelphia, Penna.
 
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Evolution of the U.S. Assay Office, No. 30 Wall Street, New York, New York

Evolution of the U.S. Assay Office, No. 30 Wall Street, New York, New York
 
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Philadelphia Formerly: One Hell Of A Night Club, Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Penna

Philadelphia Formerly: One Hell Of A Night Club

Philadelphia Formerly: One Hell Of A Night Club
Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Penna
 
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The Most Flaming Addition In Philadelphia: Gambrel Roof, 276 South Philip Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

The Most Flaming Addition In Philadelphia: Gambrel Roof, 276 South Philip Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

The Most Flaming Addition In Philadelphia
Gambrel Roof, 276 South Philip Street, Philadelphia, Penna.
 
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18th Street Entrance To Gibbs Mansion Where Boy Was Crushed By Iron Gate, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

18th Street Entrance To Gibbs Mansion Where Boy Was Crushed By Iron Gate, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Penna.

Boy Crushed In The Name Of Architecture:
18th Street Entrance To Gibbs Mansion Where Boy Was Killed By Iron Gate, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Penna.
Heavy Iron Gate Fell And Crushed Eight-Year-Old Lad
The gate which killed little Charles McGanney is shown here resting on its side against the house [the Gibbs Mansion]. It fell off the rusted pivot on [...]

A Beautiful Gambrel Roof Cottage, Belmar, New Jersey

A Beautiful Gambrel Roof Cottage, Belmar, New Jersey

A Beautiful Gambrel Roof Cottage, Belmar, New Jersey
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The Coolest Duplex in Indianapolis is Unusable.!? Craftsman Duplex, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Coolest Duplex in Indianapolis is Unusable.!? Craftsman Duplex, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Coolest Duplex in Indianapolis is Unusable.!? Craftsman Duplex, Indianapolis, Indiana
Half boarded up, one hopes the “plywood shuttering” is simply preparation for a sensitive renovation of the building, given the unusual quality of the design with its heavy craftsman stylistic features and motifs. Not only is the building incredibly attractive, it is a sensible investment–live in [...]

James E. Mitchell Had An Axe To Grint In York Avenue, 300 York Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James E. Mitchell Had An Axe To Grind In York Avenue, 300 York Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James E. Mitchell Had An Axe To Grind In York Avenue
Mitchell’s Grind Stone Yard and Stone Saw Mill 
300 York Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you had an axe to grind! Or needed a grind stone in old Philadelphia, James E. Mitchell’s Grind Stone Yard and Stone Saw Mill, in the 300 block of York Avenue, was the [...]

The Louisville-Style Italianate Shotgun House, Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville-Style Italianate Shotgun House, Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville-Style Italianate Shotgun House, Louisville, Kentucky
New Orleans is the city of early and often ornate small houses—the Shotgun, the Camelback, as well as the adapted Creole Cottage. Yet Louisville once spoke its own language in terms of elegant small houses—houses that call to mind the feeling of the New Orleans Shotgun, Camelback, and even [...]

The Mellons and The Quaker City National Bank Were Neighbors in Philadelphia, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Mellons and The Quaker City National Bank Were Once Neighbors in Philadelphia, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Mellons and The Quaker City National Bank Were Neighbors in Philadelphia
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Last Chance To Save Face, Italianate Warehouse Buildings, Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky

Last Chance To Save Face, Italianate Warehouse Buildings, Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky

Last Chance To Save Face
Italianate Warehouse Buildings, Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Located between North First and Second Streets in the downtown section of Louisville, Kentucky, these 19th and early 20th century commercial and warehouse buildings comprise one of the few intact blocks of a once dense and vibrant 19th century urban environment. This largely intact block [...]

Ancestry In Louisville Is More Than Password Protected: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Ancestry In Louisville Is More Than Password Protected: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Ancestry In Louisville Is More Than Password Protected
Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
 
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The Coolest Building in Indianapolis

The Coolest Building in Indianapolis
Art Deco? Utility Building, Indianapolis, Indiana
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At the same time Houston, Texas was constructing one of their greatest buildings, , just a month before the assisination of President Kennedy, when plans for Penn Plaza and Madison Square Garden were announced as a major cost saving for the Pennsylvania Railroad, an organization that it 1962 was reaching for solutions to a greater problem--the demunition of the century old railroad system in America.

R.I.P. Astrodome: Houston to Demolish Eighth Wonder of the World

R.I.P. Astrodome: Houston to Demolish the Eighth Wonder of the World
Houston, Texas
By: Oscar Beisert
While the Astrodome is not exactly to our precise taste, one cannot help but realize that it is an incredible specimen of architecture and structural engineering, not to mention a symbol of Houston’s eminence on the international scene in the 1960s. Since all of that [...]

Turd Palace: Jefferson County Judicial Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Turd Palace: Jefferson County Judicial Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Turd Palace: Jefferson County Judicial Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Not every Glass Box achieves the distinction of “Turd Palace,” just as not every Turd Palace embodies a Glass Box. However, one of the feathers in the modern cap of Louisville, Kentucky is the formerly “new” Jefferson County Judicial Center—a crown jewel of Louisville’s place in the modern [...]

President Woodrow Wilson Spent the Evening Entering Edith Galt, The Washington Post, October 9, 1915

President Woodrow Wilson Spent the Evening Entering Edith Galt

President Woodrow Wilson Spent the Evening Entering Edith Galt
The Washington Post, October 9, 1915
 
 
All this time we had defended the dignity and propriety of Edith Bolling Galt’s widowhood, and the even more chaste widower-ship of former President Woodrow Wilson, as we simply wrote off…”the President spent the evening entering Mrs. Galt…” as hysterical [historical] urban [...]

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The Architectural Terror in Grant Circle and the Homogenization of Our Old Home, Grant Circle, Washington, District of Columbia

The Architectural Terror in Grant Circle and the Homogenization of Our Old Home, Grant Circle, Washington, District of Columbia
By Oscar Beisert
Since the dawn of the age people have erased history as they have “improved,” remodeled and renovated, old houses; however, never more than now, has the general population placed such a high value on the [...]