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Residence

Explorations On March 31, 2017

Second Empire Déjà Vu

Déjà vu. Since relocating to upstate New York, I have come across numerous iterations of the Second empire architectural style, especially as it applies to residences from the early- to mid-20th century, when it was most prevalent.

In Focus On January 9, 2017

Old Hickory Renovations

I couldn’t believe my eyes. After driving for many miles in lake effect snow, I came upon Old Hickory in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It’s being saved.

Explorations On June 14, 2016

With Respects to The Old Hickory

It’s not often that an outstanding residence in the center of a community is abandoned. But in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, Old Hickory has been disused for nearly 30 years.

Explorations On April 21, 2015

Searching West Virginia

From the window of my hotel room in Beckley, I could see the leaves billowing down the street among a fine rain punctuated by dark, gloomy skies. It was perfect road trip weather,

In Focus On February 4, 2015

James Duke’s Residence

The antebellum James K. Duke House is located in Kentucky and was built circa 1792 and notable for its duels and its connection to early horse racing in the United States.

Other On December 9, 2014

A Secret Ballroom Lies Under a Lake, Guarded by Neptune

This opulent ballroom was constructed in the 1800’s under the lake of the Whitley Estate in England, guarded by the statue of Neptune. How it came into existence, through a Victorian-era tale of corruption, disgrace and eventual suicide, made the over-the-top extravagance of an underground ballroom not only an architectural wonder, but a folly.