A ranking of the forty wealthiest Americans of all time (Surprise: Only three of them are alive today)
Seventy-five years ago Americans paid their first income tax. And liked it.
Beatrix Farrand’s exactingly beautiful designs changed the American landscape
For years it was seen as the worst of times: bloated, crass, witlessly extravagant. But now scholars are beginning to find some of the era’s unexpected virtues.
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 .
How the happy combination of a millionaire and, a parson gave us Colonial Williamsburg, a place of surpassing loveliness—and a continuing reminder of what a truly bold enterprise our Revolution was
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