Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sacred Heart Church, Hartford, Connecticut

Gothic Revival church erected 1893 by German Catholics.  Yellow brick used instead of stone.

Keney Memorial Clock Tower, Hartford, Connecticut

This 1898 tower was modeled after the Tour Jacques in Paris. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York

The Neuberger Museum of Art is affiliated with Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system. It is the nation's tenth largest university museum.

Henry Moore, Two Large Forms

Andy Goldsworthy, East Coast Cairn

Helmet Mask, NE Nigeria, 1940

McCallum & Tarry, Looking for a Negro Wench Named Dinah...

Reid Castle, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York

Reid Hall, also known as "The Castle," is an historic academic building located on the campus of Manhattanville College. It is a four story, "L" shaped building built of granite blocks in the Renaissance Revival style. It features a five story tower and a corbelled battlement parapet that conceals a flat roof. It was designed by Stanford White and built in 1892 as a dwelling for Whitelaw Reid. Frederick Law Olmsted was hired to landscape his estate. Reid Hall occupies the footprint of the previous property owner Ben Holladay's Ophir Hall, which burnt down and was rebuilt by Reid with the massive granite crenellated mansion. The building was expanded in 1912 by McKim, Mead & White with a large library wing and guest cottage. Reid Hall was at one time a potential site for the United Nations. The property was purchased by Manhattanville College in 1951.

Weeping Beech

brass inlay