Staring up at this beauty is helping us get through the work week. Hoping it helps you too.
(We can’t wait for others to take in this view in person on the reg.🙏🏻)
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The Berghoff - one of the first buildings built in the famous Italianate Style after The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The legacy can be traced back to 1870, when Herman Berghoff immigrated from Germany to America. After stints working on cotton and sugar cane plantations—and even time spent performing at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show—Herman opened his own brewery in Indiana.
When the World’s Fair came to Chicago in 1893, Herman Berghoff set up a stand in the Midway Plaisance and sold his beers to people entering and exiting the fair. His success at the fair prompted him to consider a more permanent place to sell his beer in Chicago. Thus, The Berghoff opened doors in 1898. Beers were sold for a nickel and they came with a side sandwich, free!
When Prohibition hit, Herman’s entrepreneurial mind saw it as an opportunity to expand his business as opposed to shutting down. He began brewing “near beer” and Berghoff soda pops while also expanding the food service.
When Prohibition was lifted, Herman was able to procure Chicago’s first ever liquor license, opening up The Berghoff Bar. The bar, when opened, served men only. It wasn’t until Gloria Steinem and several other members of the National Organization for Women demanded to be served in 1969 that the segregation ended.
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Not enough heart eye emojis in the world for this dreamy brick Italianate. 😍😍😍
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Charleston's Harleston Village, you will find one of the finest grand scale Italianate row houses in the country. 105-A Bull is truly a rarity, so be sure to take a look soon. Listed by @jtproperties
This lovely (if somewhat obscured) wooden Federal style house with Italianate features was built in 1853 for Charles S. Nichols of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company (as plainly stated in the plaque in picture 2). I dont have a lot of information about this one. Coupling that with the tree and car in front of the facade I almost didn't post this one but I just...really love it. I'm especially enamoured of the doorway and windows above. It is a private residence.
A beautiful Italianate store-house on N. Rampart St. built by well known architect G. A. D'Hemecourt in 1879, as a residence for Dr. A. Dupaquier. Rampart St. is named for the ramparts which connected Forts Burgundy, St. Ferdinand, and St. John at the back-of-town border of the French Quarter (then effectively all of New Orleans). Today it is the dividing line between the French Quarter and Tremé. In the 20th century, this building housed a series of restaurants and night clubs. In the 1930s and 40s it was the Vienna Garden restaurant. Most famously, in the 1970s, it was the site of Lu & Charlie's, a focal point for modern jazz in New Orleans. Lu & Charlie's, owned by married couple Lula Lewis and Charlie Bering, hosted such musicians as Ellis Marsalis (and his son Wynton, who played there while still in his teens), James Booker, Alvin Baptiste, and Lady B.J. Today it houses The New Orleans Courtyard Hotel. (Sources: medianola.org, nutrias.org, Trudeau's 1798 plan of NOLA, and historic plaque on site.) #neworleans #architecture #frenchquarter
#CharlesI created a simple #Italianate #netime" title="[email protected]neTIME">[email protected]neTIME garden in which to display his classical #statues ... the statue of #Apollo Gazing at the Sun.
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his own conscience.
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It's nearly Halloween! 😱🏚️👻 Over the next ten days we are going to feature some of our favorite spooky sites of New York City. First up this 10-bedroom mansion which is sometimes called the "Grey Gardens" of #StatenIsland for its dilapidated state and eccentric former residents. (photo via @nypl)⠀
Constructed between 1855 and 1856, the Italianate mansion at 2475 Richmond Road is a nearly singular survivor of this type on home on Staten Island. The 7,700-square-foot home was built by an unknown architect. It was designed in accordance with the "picturesque movement" popular at the time, which adhered to the spirit of the built house in concert with it surrounding landscape and situated in such a way to provide the loveliest vistas.⠀
The house was owned by a long series of men in the mid to late 19th century. In the 1890s Gustav Mayer, a German confectioner, moved his family and then his business into the home. He sold his products to many high-end restaurants, groceries, and confectioneries in the city. He is known as the creator of the original Nabisco wafer. Mayer died in 1918, but his two daughters, Paula and Emilie, lived in the house into the 1980s. By then advanced in age, they confined themselves to two rooms on the second floor, despite the house having more than 20 rooms on four floors. The home sold in 1990 and while the new owners lived in a few rooms, they also rented out the space for photo shoots and filming. The massive, landmarked, and almost purposefully run-down house came on the market in 2014 with a $2.3 million price tag and sold sometime in 2016 for a more reasonable () $1.74 million.⠀
📸: P.L. Sperr⠀
April 30, 1929⠀
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We may be biased, but we think Montfort was definitely the perfect backdrop for this shoot. Our friends @holderhome styled, shot, and modeled these captivating photos for @jpetermanco.
We have received a lot of inquiries from photographers asking to shoot in Montfort in its current, raw condition. We are humbled! We love that others see the current and future potential of the space. Due to our schedule at this time, we are putting a pause on professional photography pre-restoration, but will certainly share if anything changes. The best way to stay in the know is through our mailing list. Sign up via our website linked in our bio. Xoxo.
17-19 York was built in #1901 so isn’t exactly modern — yet it just barely counts as a #20thCentury building. Its neighbour 11 York – at the entrance to the #JeanneDArcCourtyard – was almost destroyed by fire in 1976. Both were grocers a century ago.
“Located in a fashionable retail area of the market area in downtown Ottawa, the Office Building, located at 17-19 York Street, is a large stone and brick building. The influence of the #Italianate style is evidenced in the handsome principal façade. The main features of the five-bay building include a ground floor of rusticated stone, arched openings at each storey, and a heavy and elaborate cornice at roof level. …
“The #OfficeBuilding is a very good example of a building associated with the commercial development of Ottawa in the late 19th and early 20th century, and also illustrates the stable and healthy Canadian economy of the period. The owner, Joseph Grant, was a wholesale grocer with a flourishing business at the turn of the century. Grant’s large and attractive building reflected his prosperity and also demonstrated the development of consumer demand in Canada. The building now serves as office space while the ground floor is used for fashion retail stores.
“… Good functional design is evidenced in the structure’s adaptive reuse from its initial warehouse role through to its current combination of office and retail space. Very good craftsmanship is evidenced in the #stonework of the ground floor exterior and in the brickwork.”
“The 3-storey fieldstone building at 11 York Street, gutted by fire 10 years ago [ #1976], is finally in use again. After standing empty for a decade, with only the facade and partial walls remaining, the building was rebuilt over the summer and is now home to American designer Ralph Lauren's first Ottawa boutique… .”
- #HeritageOttawa newsletter, Jan.Feb. 1986 v14, n.1
#Ottawa #igersOttawa #myOttawa #LoveOttawa #YorkStreetOttawa #LowertownOttawa #613history #heritagebuilding #ottawaarchitecture #instaOttawa #1900s