Category Archives: Statues and Monuments

SELMA, LORD, SELMA

I recently drove to Florida and took a detour to Alabama to see three civil rights memorials which had been on my mind for quite some time: 1) the Birmingham, Alabama,  location of the jail where Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading

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TOWERING OVER ALL – THE CELL PHONE TOWER CONTROVERSY

Zoning officials today are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to siting cellular-phone towers or other antenna installations. Although legally, local authorities cannot refuse them or attempt to design zoning regulations based on health effects, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Cities and Towns, History, Politics, Statues and Monuments, Technology, West Central Neighborhood | 6 Comments

FDR, THE FEAR OF POLIO, AND THOUGHTS OF HISTORY

I visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial when I was in Washington, DC a couple of weeks ago. The memorial is long and spread out with insets containing the statues and exhibits of the memorial. The first “cubby-hole” of the … Continue reading

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THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL – 25 YEARS LATER

On March 26, 1982, ground was formally broken for the Vietnam War Memorial – known to many of us as just “The Wall.” The Memorial Wall is made up of two black granite walls 246 feet 9 inches long, designed … Continue reading

Posted in History, Monuments, Statues and Monuments, Veterans, Vietnam War

The New Colossus

The New Colossus is the official name for the lady we better know as the Statue of Liberty. The words written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 and inscribed at her base are what I believe America represents. Those famous words … Continue reading

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