Architecture

Architect – Working with Builders.

Architect – Working with Builders.

Being a highly skilled and educated architecture is only half the battle. You need to find a builder/ group of builders than can actually bring your design to life. They are often the people who truly bring the design to life even though often the […]

Preservation of Buildings a Distinct Possibility in Utopia

Preservation of Buildings a Distinct Possibility in Utopia

It is possible several historical buildings on the site of the Norwich State Hospital will be restored if Utopia gets their way. According to an article in The Day on 11/18/06, Utopia had told the Norwich Hospital Advisory Committee they wanted to “preserve 29 buildings […]

Historic Architectural Tours for Centennial of 1909 Plan of Chicago

Historic Architectural Tours for Centennial of 1909 Plan of Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is commemorating the 1909 Plan of Chicago and the notable careers of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett in their contributions to the city’s design. CAF is offering tours that will interest, educate and inform you about the structures relating to Chicago’s […]

Kansas City’s Top Neighborhoods: The Architecture, Culture and Government of Historic Northeast

Kansas City’s Top Neighborhoods: The Architecture, Culture and Government of Historic Northeast

The Historic Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri is an up-and-coming neighborhood trying to live down its reputation for crime and high numbers of illegal immigrants in the area. Here’s why a traditional American family should consider making the Historic Northeast neighborhood their home. First, […]

Graceland Cemetery, a Piece of Chicago’s Architectural History

Graceland Cemetery, a Piece of Chicago’s Architectural History

One of the most well known and historical cemeteries in Chicago Illinois is Graceland Cemetery. This beautiful Victorian cemetery founded in 1860 acquires approximately 119 acres of land. Designed in a park like setting, Graceland is situated along high ground, making the land an appropriate […]

A Guide to the Queen Anne Style of Architecture

A Guide to the Queen Anne Style of Architecture

In the years I spent surveying historic architecture, one of my favorite styles was always the Queen Anne style. The Queen Anne style appeared during the 19th century in the United States, towards the later part of those years. Many believed it was influenced by […]