Contemporary Gothic Revival Beach House, Tom’s River, New Jersey
-Contemporary Rusticated Concrete Block, Gothic Revival Beach House
Appearing in a typical slab on grade suburban neighborhood of inland Tom’s River, Ocean County, New Jersey, a community comprised of permanent and summer residents alike, this Gothic Revival house is a product of modern construction and nostalgic creativity as adapted [...]
The Wondrous Court Yard of St. Martin’s Protestant Episcopal Church of a Largely Thrown-Away Houston, Texas
The Wondrous Court Yard of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church of a Largely Thrown-Away Houston, Texas
Trinity has not only chosen to preserve its church building and its fabulous interior, but also must be commended for saving a once typical, but now rare wood-frame house within its block for use by the church. The church could have [...]
Located in Bladensburg, Maryland, this African American church is rather an usual little gem of architectural styles, a medley of various motifs including Queen Anne Revival, Gothic Revival, Romanesque, and a strong sense of vernacular combinations.
After the Plummer dwtling proved too small the congregation, St. Paul Baptist Church moved from the log cabin on Anderson Street in Hyattsville, [...]
The Short-Lived, But Magnificent Gothic Revival Mansion of John Dorsey, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Engraving by Robert Mills, 1811. John Dorsey’s Gothic Revival Mansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
No doubt influenced by Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s Bank of Philadelphia (Circa 1807-08) design, an early example of American Gothic Revival Architecture, the magnificent Gothic Revival Mansion of John Dorsey, shown in this 1811 engraving, was supposedly built in 1810 on the north side of the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in [...]
Why Is The National Historic Landmark Program Renting A New Building Next To An Abandoned National Historic Landmark?
We have illustrated Liz Farmer’s Washington Examiner article to make it very clear where the Historic Preservation problem lies…
Perhaps the National Park Service could decamp from 1201 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C., a nasty “K Street-esque” office building, to restore its abandoned neighbor–the Franklin School. In Liz Farmer’s recent Examiner article highlighting the building and the state [...]
Every Child Deserves A Wood Frame Castle.?!
Wood Frame Castle, Lumber Street Or Long Alley, Littlestown, York County, Pennsylvania
Looking North at Typical Building in Long Alley
Admist the typical garage and other outbuidlings in Long Alley within the greater context of Littlestown, York County, Pennsylvania, we found a small castle that is not so typical to the [...]
Even Out House is Greek Revival at Mt. Airy Plantation!
Joseph LeBourgeois’ Mt. Airy Plantation, St. John Parish, Louisiana
Plantation architecture is more specific than we can elaborate upon in any kind of palatable or even readable article in our pages. However, we can certainly provide an introduction to certain of these dwellings and buildings that once [...]
We Value That Reed College Values Its Collegiate Gothic in Portland, Oregon
Distinct with its parapet-ed gables, the castellated Gothic/Tudor Revival buildings constructed for Reed College are still prime and integral features of their campus today. Little do they know, many campuses and/or schools have done away with such “outdated” buildings, yet these architectural gems are still used [...]
We stumbled upon this sad religious edifice in Hope, Arkansas just after touring the birthplace of our former leader, William Jefferson Clinton (at which location I think he was William Jefferson Blythe). While we hate to see these churches gone wrong, we hope someone is at least escaping religious persecution. In DC they’d turn that [...]
Okay, so we might have done things a little differently, but we have to hand it to Mark Cox. In a city where adorable bungalows, old mansions, and charming commercial buildings are razed to make way for the “new”, this entrepreneurial chef has created his own space in Montrose with what remained of a 1920s Gothic [...]