Pullman at a Glance: National Parks in the 21st Century

When you think of National Parks, you probably think of parks like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, both spacious parks of natural wonder that receive over 3 million visitors per year each (the Grand Canyon hosted nearly 5 million visitors in 2014!). In recent years, however, the Park Service has been garnering more Historical Parks, or parks… Read More Pullman at a Glance: National Parks in the 21st Century

Happy Earth Day!

In pondering and appreciating enjoying the outdoors today, I couldn’t help but think back to how nicely this Frank Lloyd Wright window framed the ravine beyond on the tour I took in Glencoe, Illinois, last week. Being green isn’t just about planting trees, historic preservation can be very environmentally friendly. You know what they say, the… Read More Happy Earth Day!

The Little House

The Edith Macefield House is in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, now surrounded by a giant commercial building and parking garage. It looks like it’s about to get squeezed out by giant buildings but it’s standing fast. It reminds me of the children’s book, The Little House. The Edith Macefield House is a holdout because its owner at… Read More The Little House

Brick By Brick

Brick buildings are still popular in many places. For example, their stately presence and warm red coloring almost expected at places like college campuses. Today, however, you can expect that these buildings are not structurally brick buildings. To build a building that is structurally brick not only requires exponentially more bricks, it also inhibits things like the design of… Read More Brick By Brick