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Danvers State Hospital

by Katherine Anderson & Robert Duffy

<p>Perched high on the top of Hathorne Hill in what was once the village of Salem, Danvers State Insane Asylum was, for more than a century, a monument to modern psychiatry and the myriad advances in mental health treatment. From the time it ...

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Deconstructing the High Line

Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park

by Tom Baker, Julian Brash, Darren Patrick & others

<p>The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world’s most iconic new urban landmarks. Since the opening of its first section in 2009, this unique greenway has exceeded all ...

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Des Moines Architecture & Design

by Jay Pridmore

<p>Des Moines boasts a remarkable architectural portfolio rich in depth and quality. The town drew wide attention in the nineteenth century with structures like the Iowa State Capitol and the Terrace Hill mansion. Des Moines embraced the City ...

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Eagle Island

Admiral Peary’s Harpswell Home

by Elizabeth O'Connell, Stephen Harding & Friends of Peary's Eagle Island

<p>Eagle Island, located off the coast of Harpswell, Maine, is far enough into Casco Bay to offer isolation but close enough to capture the fascination of a young man. Its rocky spine meets the open Atlantic in rugged cliffs with the strength to

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Eaton Hall

Pride of King Township

by Kelly Mathews

<p>In 1901, Florence McCrea married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada, becoming Lady Eaton fourteen years later when her husband, John Craig Eaton, was knighted. Not long after the death of her husband, Lady ...

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Ellis Island (German version)

by Barry Moreno

<p>Die Vereinigten Staaten werden als eine der vordersten Flüchtlingsorte, und kein anderer Ort symbolisiert das mehr als Ellis Island. Mehr als zwölf millionen Einwanderer--von fast jeder Nationalität und Rasse--sind auf dem Weg zu neuen ...

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Elmwood Cemetery

by Kimberly McCollum & Willy Bearden

Elmwood Cemetery was founded in August 1852 by 50 prominent Memphians who resolved to create a new burial site just two and a half miles outside the city limits. The name of the cemetery was drawn out of a hat by one of the founding fathers. A ...

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Exploring Biltmore Estate from A to Z

by Chris Kinsley

<p>This entertaining seek-and-find alphabet book invites you to explore twenty-six must-see places at Biltmore Estate, offering beautiful photographs, clever rhymes and hidden animals on every page. Children will discover everything from ...

ISBN: 9781625854339

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Fenway Park

by Raymond Sinibaldi

<p>In June 1967, Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey declared Fenway Park outdated and stated that without help from the city for a new ballpark, he would consider moving his team. That same year, an impossible dream came true as the 100-1 underdog Red Sox

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Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City

Architectural Heart of the Prairie

by Roy R. Behrens

<p><strong>“A superb study of what a stellar group of architects accomplished in the Iowa locale, not to mention the vision of the locals” (<em>Universitas</em>).</strong></p> <p>In the early 1900s, Frank Lloyd Wright transformed a small ...

ISBN: 9781625857187

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Geometry and Atmosphere

Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality

by C. Alan Short, Peter Barrett, Alistair Fair & others

<p>Drawing on detailed design, construction and financial histories of six prominent Performing Arts buildings with budgets ranging from £3.4 million to over £100 million, Geometry and Atmosphere presents unique and valuable insights into the ...

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Georgetown County's Historic Cemeteries

by Sharon Freeman Corey

<p>Georgetown is the third-oldest city in the state of South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County. Named for King George III of England, Georgetown County lies on the Atlantic Ocean surrounding Winyah Bay. The county's ...

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Gillette Castle

A History

by Erik Ofgang

<p>During his career as an actor, William Gillette portrayed world-renowned character Sherlock Holmes in more than 1,300 performances. His career as a playwright and actor afforded him the opportunity to purchase a 184-acre estate, where he also

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Gorgas House at the University of Alabama

by Erin E. Harney & Jun A. Ebersole

<p>Built in 1829, the Gorgas House is the oldest structure on the University of Alabama campus. Originally constructed to serve as a hotel, housing for the university steward, and student dining hall, the building underwent several renovations ...

ISBN: 9781439658420

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Gunfights & Sites in Texas Ranger History

by Mike Cox

Since colonizer Stephen F. Austin proposed hiring ten rangers "for the common defense" in 1823, the Texas Rangers have protected the Lone Star State from its enemies with dedication and fortitude. All across Texas are places where Rangers made ...

ISBN: 9781625854872

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Harvey Houses of New Mexico

Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming

by Rosa Walston Latimer

<p>The Santa Fe Line and the famous Fred Harvey restaurants forever changed New Mexico and the Southwest, bringing commerce, culture and opportunity to a desolate frontier. The first Harvey Girls ever hired staffed the Raton location. In a ...

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Haunted Bachelors Grove

by Ursula Bielski

<p><strong>A terrifying exploration of “the most historic haunted cemetery in the Chicagoland area, and most likely one of the most known in the world” (<em>Chicago Now</em>)!</strong></p> <p>Slumbering beneath a shroud of deep forest and ...

ISBN: 9781439658239

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Hidden History of Staten Island

by Maureen Seaberg & Theresa Anarumo

<p>Staten Island has a rich and fascinating cultural legacy that few people outside New York City's greenest borough know about. Chewing gum was invented on the island with the help of Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna. Country music ...

ISBN: 9781439663547

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Historic Buildings of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Alissandra Dramov

<p>Carmel-by-the-Sea was established in the early 1900s and has been described as a quaint, European-like village among the trees along Central California's coast. The architectural styles that shaped the downtown character emerged predominantly

ISBN: 9781439666890

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Historic Cemeteries of Long Beach

by Gerrie Schipske

The stories of those who lived in the city by the sea begin long before the 1878 date on the oldest headstone found in the city. Long Beach was the site of ceremonies, and perhaps the burial grounds, for the Tongva tribe. Many of those who later

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