Some of our finest public buildings were designed by a tormented young English architect whom the world has forgotten
A trackside album of celebrities from the days when the world went by train
In designing, the University of Virginia, Jefferson sought not only to educate young men for leadership, but to bring aesthetic maturity to the new nation
A gathering of little-known drawings from Columbia
University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library illuminates two centuries of American building
It was built by Roebling, connects two cities, is a landmark of American engineering, and looks just like it but is…
A HERITAGE PRESERVED
The brief mid-nineteenth-century popularity of eight-sided houses has left us a strange and delightful architectural legacy
How a shy millionaire’s peculiar genius transformed his “country place” into an unparalleled showcase of American furnishings
A HERITAGE PRESERVED
It was a suburb of orange blossoms and gardens, of gracious homes and quiet, dignified lives—until a regrettable class of people moved in.
J ohn Wenrich’s original drawings of Rockefeller Center helped attract tenants in the middle of the Depression. Fifty years later they survive as talismans of a golden moment in American architecture .
You’d never recognize it today. Perhaps this will refresh your memory.
How a brave and gifted woman defied her parents and her background to create the splendid collection that is Shelburne
“I’ll plan anything a man wants,” he said, “from a cathedral to a chicken coop.” The monumental results transformed American architecture
This puckish, nearly forgotten California architect built his own distinctive style on the simple principle that beauty alone endures
He could build castles at his whim, but the ancient home of a small band of monks defeated him
History by a Dam Site
THE EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
An exclusive preserve of New York’s social elite —its rise, its flourishing years, and its slide into genteel decline
The ups and downs of the invention that forever altered the American skyline
There are over 3,000 county courthouse across the country -- staunch hometown symbols of our faith in our ability to govern ourselves
Saving Hundred-Year-Old Buildings
High on a hill above the Hudson River Frederick Edwin Church indulged his passion for building an exotic dream castle