UPDATE: In June 2007, the state of New Hampshire established a Bureau of Historic Sites, which will oversee funding for the state's landmarks. As for the Frost Farm's roof, trustee Laura Burnham says, "We have not fixed it yet, but we have the money. Hopefully within the next month or so, they’ll be dealing with the roof issue. Things are definitely looking up."
It isn't every day that a 70-year-old gas station is the centerpiece of a park, but that's just what happened in Glendale, Calif.
On Saturday, the Los Angeles suburb will celebrate the grand opening of a new "mini-park," a 12,500-square-foot green space around a restored streamline moderne gas station built in 1936.
"It's been a long, long process," says Michael Teahan, president of Adams Hill Homeowners' Association, which fought to save the former Richfield Oil Co. Station.... Read More →
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week filed a lawsuit against Frank Gehry's architecture firm, citing design flaws in its Stata Center, completed in 2004.
"I think the issues are fairly minor," Gehry told the New York Times. "MIT is after our insurance."
The suit says that the school in Cambridge, Mass., paid $1.5 million to repair the cracked walls of the building's amphitheater earlier this year.... Read More →
A hotel built in 1799 is gone, and a Rite Aid will take its place on the most prominent corner of Morgantown, Pa., located an hour northwest of Philadelphia.
The Morgantown Hotel was demolished last month, and four other historic buildings dating from 1750 to 1813, all listed as contributing to the Morgantown historic district, will follow. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and other groups asked Rite Aid to reuse the two-story hotel and four others targeted for demolition or to find another location for the drug store.... Read More →
Next spring's auction of Richard Neutra's famed Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, Calif., may make architectural history if its price is right.
Owners Beth and Brent Harris, who are divorcing, decided to sell the house they restored at a Christie's auction on May 6, 2008, to make a statement.
"It's an odd thing, but the more money this house goes for, the better it is for preservation in my point of view," Beth Harris told the New York Times. ... Read More →