Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Trackside Photographer

On The Trackside Photographer, writer and photographer Kevin Scanlon writes about railroad location signs in West Virginia. Kevin has been photographing railroads in West Virginia since the 1970s, and his beautiful black and white photographs accompany today's article. Click here to read "West Virginia Signs."

The Trackisde Photographer is a website dedicated to the railroad landscape.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

White House

Page County, Virginia 

Martin Kauffman was one of the earliest settlers in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, arriving in 1732. His son, Martin Kauffman II built the White House in 1760 as a home, a Mennonite meeting place and a fort. Gun ports in the cellar allowed the settlers to shoot at attackers.

A couple of hundred yards from the house, the current highway bridge crosses the river. In 1862, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson ordered the burning of the White House bridge to delay the pursuing Northern Army.

The White House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Massanutten mountain range rises in the west behind the White House

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

High trestle

Warren County, Virginia 

Norfolk-Southern northbound freight crosses the high trestle over Overall Run on March 23, 2016. Overall Run empties into the Shenandoah River just a few hundred yards west of the bridge.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Third Sunday - May, 2016

Mt. Jackson, Virginia 

Union Church - 1825

The wooden building originally on this site served a church, school and town hall. It was replaced by this brick church in 1825. Used as a hospital by both sides during the Civil War, the building suffered some damage during that conflict. The cemetery surrounding the church reflects the long history of the town and includes the grave of  Daniel Gray, a Revolutionary War soldier. 

Union Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Friday, May 13, 2016

First station in North Carolina

Rodanthe, North Carolina 

The 1874 Life Saving Station at Chicamacomico was the first station built in North Carolina. This Gothic style building has been moved five times; two times by man and three times by storms. The original location of the station is now underwater in the Atlantic Ocean.

Have a safe weekend, and thanks for reading Photography In Place. Don't forget to stop by this Sunday for our Third Sunday post. This month we will be looking at an 1825 church in Mt. Jackson, Virginia.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

1874 Life-Saving Station

Rodanthe, North Carolina 

Interior of the 1874 station on the grounds of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, looking out toward the Atlantic. The Beebe-McClellan surfboat seen here is 26 feet long and was placed into service at this station in 1911. This boat was used in the rescue of the Mirlo in 1918, which was the most highly awarded maritime rescue in U.S. History.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

1907 Midgett House

Rodanthe, North Carolina

This house has a close connection to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving station, but it was not located on the station's property until it was donated and moved there in 2005. The house belonged to Cornelius Midgett, the brother of John Allen Midgett who was the keeper of the station in the early years of the 20th century.

Interior of the Midgett house - easy chairs by the radio

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Rodanthe, North Carolina 

Last week I spent a few days in North Carolina and visited the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station historic site and museum. The building above is the 1911 station which was built to replace the 1874 station (which is still standing on the grounds.) The small building to the right of the station is the cook house, also built in 1911.

The station became the prototype for classic Outer Banks architecture, and elements of this design such as dormers, cedar shakes and a tower,  are common in the area's houses and commercial buildings.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016