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Architecture, history and culture from a Salem, Massachusetts based academic and perspective
New Condos In Old Ipswich
2017-09-18 01:20
Shameless promotion of husband’s work follows. Ipswich is my second-favorite Essex County town, so I was thrilled when my husband got the contract to convert its former town hall… Read More
Busy Bees
2017-09-14 15:34
I know that bees are experiencing some serious challenges at the moment, but it seems to me that there are much more of them out there than in previous summers—at least in our region… Read More
White Album NH
2017-09-11 14:35
While the storm was churning down south, and politicking-before-the-primary was happening in Salem, we escaped north to New Hampshire for the weekend, where I “shopped” for a vac… Read More
Posters (and More) @ The PEM
2017-09-08 13:21
In my recent post on the Phillips Library, I deliberately excluded any commentary on the Peabody Essex Museum, but most of the commenters did not. Any large expansive institution inserting a… Read More
Au Courant Classrooms
2017-09-05 11:50
For my annual back-to-school post, I want to focus on two very distinct phases of school reform, both of which focused on the aesthetics of the classroom. This will not be the case… Read More
Losing Our History
2017-08-31 17:49
The national discussion over Confederate war memorials is centered on the implicit question: who owns history? Often that is a question that is difficult to answer because in fact… Read More
Hamilton House
2017-08-28 12:03
While I was up in York Harbor for the weekend I took the opportunity to visit Historic New England’s Hamilton House on Saturday afternoon while everyone else was at the beach. I’… Read More
Late August In Salem
2017-08-26 11:20
My calendar version of the photographic “golden hour” is late August: everything seems warmer and softer, yet somehow more vivid. It’s not as hot and humid and you can feel… Read More
Among The Cathedrals
2017-08-22 22:14
I’m always looking for artistic impressions of Salem’s long-lost train depot (1847-1955), so was thrilled to come across a painting by the Philadelphia-born artist Colin Campbell… Read More
The Great New England Eclipse Of 1932
2017-08-20 05:05
In my ongoing preoccupation with turning the universal into the parochial, it wasn’t difficult to determine which historical eclipse had the biggest impact on Salem, which was just&nbs&hell…Read More

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