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  • Dr. Pepper National Headquarters in 1957
    Progress takes its toll on city buildings - and our memories
    The growing need for transportation routes that could handle the burgeoning population of the 20th century in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has taken its toll on neighborhoods and businesses that stand in the path of progress. Railroads and complex...
  • Buildings on Mars - Photo April 9, 2014
    Does Curiosity Rover photo reveal buildings on Mars?
    NASA’s Curiosity Rover has again transmitted intriguing pictures from the surface of Mars. On April 9, a photo was discovered that appears to show a set of buildings on top of a hill. On Earth, such building locations typically indicate...
  • Chicago Board of Trade Building
    Open House Chicago 2013
    This weekend is one of Chicago’s best free events, Open House Chicago. 150 buildings that are normally closed to the public will be open and free for anyone who wants to get a behind-the-scenes look. Chicago is the country’s premier...
  • Old San Diego Central Library
    New Central Library is feature rich, but there is nostalgia for the old
    Closed for now, the Central Library will reopen on September 28, 2013. Its new location at 330 Park Boulevard is expected to be a cultural magnate for book, art, and music lovers. Already the iconic dome is an attractive new feature on the city&...
  • 5 Doors you need to open in St. Paul
    5 Doors you need to open in St. Paul
    St. Paul, Minnesota is a city of many surprises. A twin city of Minneapolis it has all the charm of its own to make it stand alone as a fascinating city to visit. There is much to do and see in St. Paul you are offered a short list of five must...
  • Chicago Architecture
    Open House Chicago is a chance to see behind the scenes architecture
    The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago, October 13 &14, is a chance to have behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago. This event offers entrance into many architectural gems that are normally closed...
  • Book Structure
    Have too many damaged, unused, or otherwise unloved books?
    The idea has been around for centuries--after all, the Eskimos are masters of using their surrounding natural resources to survive. If they can make their magnificent igloos, it seems only customary for bookworms and bibliophiles to transform...
  • Old building
    Project Rebuild would spark more development in Riverside
    In many residential areas of Riverside, a federal program has allowed the city to purchase, renovate and sell homes that would have otherwise sat empty for a long time.Now, a new proposed federal program called Project Rebuild could help Riverside...
  • Architectural Profile: Shotgun House
    Architectural Profile: Shotgun House
    Quite common in the southern United States and less common in the Western States is the Shotgun style house.The shotgun house is one story tall, one room wide, and two or more rooms deep. This narrow home is associated with traditionally working...
  • Illustrated Andersons Tower
    The Anderson Tower: a Salt Lake icon now lost to history
    Once tucked away at the edge of the Avenues neighborhood at approximately Sixth Avenue and A Street stood an unusual structure: a granite tower inspired by the heritage of Scotland.In 1884, Robert R. Anderson (1848-1935), a Mormon who immigrated...
  • Utah Historic
    What is the big deal about Historic Neighborhood designation? Part 2.
    Article continued from Part 1FAQs and FACTS about Historic DistrictsIn order to understand the implications of designating a neighborhood as a historic district, it is important to know that there are two types of historic districts:Federally...
  • Yalecrest Neighborhood Homes
    What is the big deal about Historic Neighborhood designation?
    Part 1, Background.Recent controversies over the proposed designation of the Yalecrest Neighborhood as a historic district have been in the newspapers and a topic of the Utah Legislator in recent months. The Yalecrest Historic District proposal is...
  • The Salt Lake House Pony Express Station
    Pony Express station in downtown: the Salt Lake House
    With the various skyscrapers in downtown nowadays, it may be difficult to imagine now, but downtown Salt Lake City was once an important stop of the Pony Express between 1860 and 1861.The Salt Lake Pony Express station was located at 143 South...
  • Beautiful architecture of abandoned churches
    Beautiful architecture of abandoned churches
    Old architecture that has not been restored is both intriguing and beautiful to explore. Old churches are historic buildings that have been typically designed with the most fascinating and innovative architectural styles. Each culture and religion...
  • Iconic KFC bucket
    Salt Lake original: first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant franchise
    Leon W. “Pete” Harmon, a native a Granger and a graduate of Cyprus High School in Magna, pioneered the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise and helped build one of the world’s most prolific chicken brands.In 1941, Pete Harmon...
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