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[Sitings] Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Posted on: June 22nd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

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A "Usonian" house, Pope-Leighey House was developed as a means of providing affordable housing for people of moderate means.

The Pope-Leighey House, designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is located just outside Washington. D.C. in Alexandria, Virginia. This Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is located at Woodlawn, a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Commissioned in 1939 by Loren Pope, a journalist in Falls Church, the residence was sold to Robert and Marjorie Leighey in 1946. The house was in the path of an expansion of Highway 66, so in an effort to preserve the building, Mrs. Leighey gave the property to the National Trust, which relocated it to nearby Woodlawn.

Visitors should take time to explore both historic houses -- and as you will see, the Pope Leighey House should not be missed!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Hotel de Paris: French Flair in Colorado

Posted on: June 15th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Exterior of the Hotel de Paris. Credit: Flowercat, Flickr
Exterior of the Hotel de Paris

The Hotel de Paris, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Georgetown, Colorado. A historic town about an hour from Denver, visitors can spend the day enjoying the area or can spend the weekend in the relaxing environment.

You can find the Hotel de Paris on the main street in town which also features shops, restaurants and for those with a sweet tooth, plenty of places to buy an ice cream cone this summer to eat as you stroll.

The Site just opened for the season today and will be welcoming visitors until December 15. Come visit and enjoy!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Lower East Side Tenement Museum: Elevating the Ordinary

Posted on: June 1st, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Visitors to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum get to explore the history of the Lower East Side and the lives of its former residents. Once home to 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935, this area of New York City offers the stories of those who came to the United States looking for a new and better life.

A popular museum for locals and tourists, don’t miss this unique experience. Take a look through our slideshow, and also learn more about the museum's new "Shop Life" exhibit.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Chesterwood: A Sculptor's Idyllic Retreat

Posted on: May 25th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Each year, during the month of May, French left his permanent home and studio in New York for six months and moved with his family to Chesterwood, where he worked on over 200 public and private commissions. He shared this house with his family during these summers.
The main house at Chesterwood

Chesterwood, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Stockbridge, Mass., offers visitors the chance to enjoy a retreat in the Berkshires just as America’s foremost sculptor, Daniel Chester French, did during his lifetime.

French, who is best known as the creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, owned this country home, studio, and gardens. Each year, during the month of May, French left his permanent home and studio in New York for six months and moved with his family to Chesterwood, where he worked on over 200 public and private commissions.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Gaylord Building: Gateway to History

Posted on: May 18th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

The Gaylord Building in Lockport, Illinois, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers visitors a chance to explore the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal which linked Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River. 

Just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Gaylord is the gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. There, visitors can explore the building's canal exhibits or have a meal in the Public Landing Restaurant located inside the historic building.

If you're not in town to experience the fun in person, go canal-side with this week's slideshow instead!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Filoli: Showcasing "California Eclectic"

Posted on: May 11th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Filoli, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation located 30 miles outside San Francisco, is one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century. Known for its varied and sprawling gardens and beautiful surrounding scenery, the estate is a popular place during spring as the flowers bloom and visitors are treated to an array of vivid colors.

This weekend, visitors can enjoy the Filoli Flower Show and next weekend, the 23rd season of Jazz at Filoli begins with Gregory Porter kicking off the series of six outdoor concerts. Enjoy the sights and sounds in person, or take a spin about the garden via this week's slideshow.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.