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Swannanoa

Swannanoa: Deconstructing an American Palace

With its Carrara marble, terraced English gardens, and Tiffany stained glass, Swannanoa is one of the few Virginia estates that can rival the Gilded...
Glenn Dale Hospital Adult Building Rear

Glenn Dale Hospital: Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Asbestos Asylum

Thirty minutes east of Washington D.C., a collection of brick buildings are deteriorating on a sixty-acre campus buried in a residential pocket of Glenn...
Irish Hills Towers

Revenant of the Irish Hills Towers

In the early twentieth century the Michigan Observation Company built a tower in the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. This annoyed a neighbor, who...
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The Glass Bank

It might be hard to believe the "Glass Bank" was once a visually stunning piece of architecture. Opened in 1962, the structure was entirely...

Oklahoma’s Hidden Chalkboards of Yesteryear

The Emerson School dates to 1895 and is one of the first public schools built in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The classic building is already...

Buckminster Fuller’s Home in a Dome

Guest Post Series words & photos by Cary O'Dell It would probably look a little out of place in just about any neighborhood, let alone sitting...