Tag Archives: National Register of Historic Places

quotartion: Willa Cather: “…The sun was like a great visiting presence…”

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

people and places: The Moana Hotel

The Moana Hotel

The Moana Hotel, also known as the “First Lady of Waikiki,” is a famous historic hotel on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Built at the urging of a wealthy Honolulu landowner, the Moana was the first hotel in Waikiki and its opening in 1901 marked the beginning of tourism there. Over the years, it has hosted numerous luminaries on its beachfront grounds. Today, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What unsolved murder mystery is associated with the Moana? More… Discuss

today’s holilday: Elfreth’s Alley Fete Day

Elfreth’s Alley Fete Day

Elfreth’s Alley is a street of privately owned 18th-century homes in Philadelphia, the only street in the city that has survived architecturally since the alley first opened in 1702. The idea of holding an “at home” day dates back to 1934, when a group of residents formed the Elfreth’s Alley Association. Now called Fete Day, it is a day on which many of the houses are open to visitors, with members of the Association acting as hostesses in Colonial dress. Over the years the Elfreth’s Alley Association has played an active role in saving some of the houses from destruction. More… Discuss

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