Tag Archives: Preservation

Before Ellis Island Existed, Castle Garden Welcomed Houdini and Typhoid Mary

11 Apr

The immigration records from 1885 that shows, on line 33,”Friedr. Trumpf” – grandfather to Donald. (Photo: US Government/Public Domain)

How a one-time beer garden became an immigration hub.

Source: Before Ellis Island Existed, Castle Garden Welcomed Houdini and Typhoid Mary | Atlas Obscura

Elevating the Unique Heritage of Blood Run National Historic Landmark

31 Mar

Here’s a brief description and then an update on developments for the preservation of an major Native American site here in northwest Iowa. Written by Jen Bancescu, State Historic Sites Manager, State Historical Society of Iowa: Elevating the Unique Heritage of Blood Run National Historic Landmark — Medium

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

15 Mar

Here’s a concise guide to some symbols that you might find in a cemetery (particularly American ones older than, say, 1880): A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism | Atlas Obscura

Abandoned New York: Frontier Town

19 Oct

Here’s a fascinating visit to a 1950s New York site about “The Frontier” by preservationist Kaitlyn O’Shea: Abandoned New York: Frontier Town | Preservation in Pink

Erasing History at the USPS

19 Aug

Every regime change requires the toppling of monuments, and the sale of New Deal post offices is just that.

So concludes R.H. Lossin in a post at JSTOR Daily on preserving the New Deal artwork at U.S. Post Offices. You can read her entire post, with marvelous photos of some artwork, here: Erasing History at the USPS | JSTOR Daily.

Renovation Success: Lake House in Lake Placid

29 Jan

I don’t claim to have any expertise in historic preservation, but I do have an interest in preserving historic places, whether archaeological and/or structural. Lest one think that preservation has to do only with pre-1900 places and things, here is a lovely counter-example from Kaitlin O’Shea’s Preservation in Pink site: Renovation Success: Lake House in Lake Placid | Preservation in Pink.

Norwegians of America, take note!

10 Dec

Little Norway, WI is a place I have heard of from a former student of mine. My wife and I have not been able to visit it, and, from what these links suggest, it is now too late to do so:

 

On Wisconsin: An end for Little Norway and a possible return trip for its signature building : Wsj.

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