Stones and Solar Orientation
Stones, earth, sun, seasons. Ultimately, as they told us in art and architectural history class, all of architecture can be traced back to the primitive hut. And what direction would it make sense to orient a primitive hut? To the south, to capture the warm sunlight on cold fall and winter days. This was solar […]
109 1st in Newburgh Nearing Completion
Renovating an existing building is often quite challenging, and the project at 109 1st St. in Newburgh (currently listed for sale) was no exception. While we encountered some surprises during design and construction, the project is finally nearing completion. This project took a quaint, yet neglected Federal Style home and completely renovated both the main […]
Daniel Ninham and the Nochpeem
As we move into the holiday season, I followed Paul Chaat Smith’s admonition in Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong to “[look] for the Indian history beneath your own feet.”
Historical New York Newspapers
Fulton Postcards is a quirky website that contains a searchable repository of historic newspapers published in New York State between 1795 and 2007. This collection is frequently updated and also includes a handful of U.S. newspapers outside of New York State.