Month: January 2017

Arching Action, Too

One of the odd administrative aspects of running a blog is that I get statistics on how people arrive here. A blog post from last spring, “What Is Arching Action?” is now our third-most popular post, with a few people arriving here almost every day after searching for those words. (As of today, that blog …

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Historic In More Than One Way

The 1840s Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, an improvement for the original Erie Canal: The New York State Canal System was recently made a National Historic Landmark. The most famous component of the system is the Erie Canal, started in 1817 and completed in 1825. The Erie Canal can be credited, to varying degrees, with making New …

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Preservation’s Ongoing Debate

From the AIA, a review of two books – The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation Is Reviving America’s Communities and Why Preservation Matters – that also serves as a philosophical discussion about the meaning and use of historic preservation, here. In short, if preservation is nothing more than saving and restoring the appearance of …

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