Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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
The White House (just visible on the far left of this photo) is located on a 270 acre farm which is now administered by the White House Farm Foundation. The marker in the foreground is part of a small family cemetery that is located just off the highway on the edge of the farm.
Monday, May 23, 2016
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.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
In 1968, the New Haven Railroad was celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the New Canaan branch line. Bob Hughes was there, and shares pictures of the New Canaan train stations all dressed up for the event. Click here to read about it in this week's article, "Birthday Finest"
The Trackside Photographer is a website dedicated to the railroad landscape.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This cook house was built at the same time as the 1911 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station to replace the smaller cook house that went with the 1894 station. The cooking was done in a separate building to minimize the risk of fire to the station itself.
Monday, May 9, 2016
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