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I clamped this piece of scrap to the work in preparation for rounding over the edge. It helped to keep the router from doing anything unexpected at the corner.
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[5 images constitute this set] Uno is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Virginia. This structure is apparently the former post office, possibly dating from 1893; I’d guess it was also a store, it not being uncommon for post offices and stores to be in the same building. Architecturally the date fits. Slanting wood on the front of the structure, a recessed entry, a transom with a series of 6 vertical panes, panels below the windows on the front facade–all visible by enlarging the first image. The shed roof over the porch is supported by 4 square wooden columns resting on brick piers. Image 5 shows the bracketing in use but also highlights a scalloped effect in the wood in the porch cornice. In addition, the window and door surrounds are fluted and ornamented at the top. These would be in keeping with a late 19th century commercial structure. Signs attached to the posts at either end of the porch announce the place as Uno. The structure is symmetrical with 2 widows on the upper level of the front facade. Four windows are on the sides with an opening at the rear of each. The left side (as you face the front) looks as if there might have been and additional section which has been removed.
How did the community receive its name? The following is quoted from a Facebook page–
"Post Office established in 1893. Carl Tappy, a longtime postmaster, reported that people walking on the road near a popular barroom when asked where they were going were said to have replied ‘You know’." www.facebook.com/54876319981/posts/10150471837634982/
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Over oldies by Aero and Mr.Cenz.
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Moosomin was the home of a famous Canadian military person – General Andrew McNaughton.
General Andrew McNaughton was born in Moosomin in 1887. In the Second World War, he commanded Canada’s overseas army and then became Minister of Defence.
In the interwar years he was Chairman of the National Research Council and following the Second World War was Chairman of the International Joint Commission which handled questions pertaining to the international waters along the Canada-United States border.
The McNaughton building is part of the family heritage in Moosomin.
One of a handful of pre-1890 commercial buildings in Saskatchewan, it was constructed in 1886 with a major addition in 1890. The oldest part of the building was constructed of field stone in the Second Empire style, signified by the mansard roof with inset dormer windows bordered by intricate woodwork.
The 1890 brick and fieldstone addition was designed in an elaborate rendition of boomtown commercial architecture. The original owners, the McNaughton family, were prominent in Moosomin from the time R.D. McNaughton established his original wholesale and retail store in 1882.
They were the main wholesale supplier for towns across south-eastern Saskatchewan. Although R.D. McNaughton sold the business in 1909, successive owners continued to use the McNaughton name until the closure of the store in 1956.
Designated in 2004, the McNaughton Building is a Municipal Heritage Property.
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Building Panel Cabinet Doors:
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The Old South Church, Boston, Mass.
This is the first of a few churches and cathedrals we visited in the USA & Canada last year. I was very surprised at what I found.
The church was built between, 1872–1875 in the Northern Italian Gothic style heavily influenced by John Ruskin. The roots of the church go back to a congregation of 1669. The architects were Charles A. Cummings and William T Sears. Their faces are carved on the portico on Boylston St.
The campanile was built using pink, grey and brown stonework; (although this was later replaced in the late 20’s, early 30’s, due to subsidence, Allen and Collens designed it and was dedicated to Rev. Dr. Gordon. The walls of the church were of Roxbury puddingstone. The cupola is of a green and red-colour copper. The roof is striped with red and black tiles and there any many outside decorations. A very impressive building from the outside, however, if you thought that was something, the interior was spectacular.
In 1905, Louis Tiffany was commissioned to bring into the modern world, the sanctuary. He had the gas chandeliers removed and covered stain glass windows and put in their place his own deep purple glass and painted over already decorated walls with gold and purple seaweed designs. However someone could not have liked these designs because in the 1950’s they were painted over in a pale grey. Today we see the result of an extensive renovation carried out in 1984. This work was done by the prestigious Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott. The sanctuary was returned to the Ruskin theme using new stencils, chandeliers, rebuilt windows, woodwork and custom furnitures.
The windows were as always my favourites. The sanctuary were four windows depicting the four prophets, the smaller windows are the four evangelists. In the north transept show Christ’s five miracles, opposite (south transept) show the five parables. The large window above the chancel depicts announcement of the Birth of Christ, with shepherds, angels and many other symbols. These windows all come out of the workshop of Clayton and Bell.
Within the church is the Gordon Chapel, built in 1933 and dedicated to Rev. Dr. George Gordon, senior minister between 1884-1929. The windows here were designed and made by Wilbur H Burnham, a top Boston glass designer.
All in all a brilliant day, the one down side, it was such a bright day plus all the interior lighting I don’t think I did the best job with the camera, too many bleached out images. However it was still a great day. This is the second of three postings.
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North Main Street Historic District
Recently painted in neutral colors. Elegant Queen Anne Victorian w/charm & character, but updated in all the right places. Inviting open front porch, grand foyer w/detailed natural woodwork, impressive staircase & stained glass. Extra large living room with parquet floors & woodburning fireplace 494
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Set of 3.
The building with the tiled roof is owned by the National Trust, think it may be a holiday property.
The two shots of the other building (old barn) show various wood craft. As you can see on the sign a Wheelwright is registered there but other items are produced like chopping boards, photo frames & the like. Inside they also have a few collectables for sale, interesting place.
The location is Scotland, not the country but just on the outskirts of Corfe Castle In Dorset, England. I guess at one time the house & barn may have been one property or a working farm.
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My Historical P A K I S T A N.
Omar Hayat Mahal (Urdu: عمر حیات محل) is a 19th century wooden architectural wonder of Chiniot, a tehsil of Jhang District in Pakistan. It is also known as Gulzar Manzil.
Omar Hayat Palace is a five story building which stands in the heart of the city. Two upper stories were removed in 1993 due to heavy rainfall and storms which may have affected the adjoining buildings. It is a great tourist attraction for both local and foreign visitors.
Members of the Shaikh family migrated from Calcutta to Chiniot around the 18th or 19th century. Sheikh Omar Hayat who was a successful trader born in a middle class family. He decided to construct a magnificent palace for his newborn son in 1923.
Syed Hassan Shah was assigned the task of palace’s construction. He gathered many famous artisans from different places who continued working day and night for 10 ten years. Rahim Bakhsh Pirjha and Elahi Bakhsh Pirjha who were masters in manabat kari did wood carving. Gazeteer Vol XXXII, Jhang district 1929 states, "The house built by Sheikh Omar Hayat is a sort of local wonder, as it cost more than Rs 200,000 to make and rises high above all other buildings of area". The construction of the palace completed in 1935 and Mr. Hayat expired in same year just a couple of months before its completion.
History claims that Mr. Hayat’s only son Gulzar Muhammad’s marriage in 1938 brought an ironic twist of fate in the shape of death. He (Gulzar) was found dead in the palace the very next day of his marriage. The news of son’s death lofted loads of grief on mother who died remembering him. Both the mother and the son were buried in the courtyard of the ground floor of the palace.
Mr. Hayat’s relatives left the palace thinking it as a subject to bad luck for sheikh family, while servants continued living for a couple of years and then parted from it. An orphanage was established by some religious leaders and then it was evacuated when its top story collapsed. Next came the Qabza groups who got shops and houses constructed on the piece of land lying next to it.
The palace’s building is perhaps the last of Mughal’s architectural style, or a Mughal Revival building ("revival" buildings are interpretations of an old architectural style by people of a later era). Unique carving cuts on the doors, windows and jhirokas reflect a colour of their own. The roofs, balconies, stairways, terrace and the stucco designs make a perfect interior. The facade of the building is decorated with a fine inlay of bricks, the dazzling shine of marble and picturesque shades help it rank among the great palaces of Mughal era landlords.
Later on this placed was occupied by Qabza mafia who destroyed most of the building However seeing death of its glory in 1989, Athar Tahir, the then deputy commissioner of Jhang, took the palace into his custody. He removed the encroachments and started its renovation with an expenditure of Rs. 1,700,000.
It was handed over to local municipal committee and a library, cultural centre and a museum were new additions which regained some vigour. A rare collection of thousands of books and subscription for seven dailies was introduced to learners and it was publicly opened the then Punjab Governor, Mian Azhar.
In Year 1997 the municipal committee refused to bear the expenses of the latest achievements and terminated the subscription of newspapers and other reading material.
It was later handed over to auqaf department in year 1998 which also failed to improve its condition. The situation is getting worse by day. The library has been closed while the reading room is standing without its assets. It was only in 1989 when the building was last looked worth renovation.
At present the palace is very much out of sorts. Its walls have developed cracks rainy water pours in. The woodwork has lost colour. If the situation does not soon be handled in good manner, days are not far when the city will lose one of its historical monuments.
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No Paring Ani Time Fronti Gatte Pleace.
Politely confusing 🙂
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The Port of Maryborough.
The town actually began with a wharf as once prospective settlers learned that the River Mary was navigable white pastoralist and cotton and maize farmers moved into the districts upstream from around 1848. Then in 1859 as the colony of Queensland was created from New South Wales a new international port was created at Maryborough. The town had moved from West Maryborough to the present site. Consequently the first Customs House was erected in 1861. In 1860 the first vessels arrived at the port of Maryborough direct from Europe with a load of immigrants. By 1869 nearly 7,000 immigrants had landed in Maryborough and by 1878 nearly 16,000 had landed here. In fact between 1860 and 1900 around 22,000 immigrants arrived directly in Maryborough from England and Europe. Maryborough also had a coastal steamer service to Brisbane and Rockhampton. From 1867 it also handled all the goods going into, and the gold coming out of, the goldfields at Gympie. In the last quarter of the 19th century the port of Maryborough handled sawn timber, sugar, wool, meat, gold, maize, etc. Before the end of the 19th century when river ports like Maryborough were about to be forgotten because they could not handle larger steamers its imports and exports were roughly in balance in terms of value. The most valuable exports were: gold, silver, copper, fruit, hides and skins, sugar and wool. Of these the most valuable were sugar £50,000, raw and refined, followed by silver/lead £33,000, gold/silver £9,000 and skin/hides £8,000.
Among the early immigrants were shiploads of German settlers from 1860. As the numbers grew the first Lutheran pastor arrived in 1864 followed by a second in 1867. These and later pastors came from Germany or Denmark, mainly the Schleswig district, which was occupied by Germany from 1864 after it defeated the Danes. Between 1860 and 1891 around 180,000 immigrants arrived in Queensland with an assisted government passage and some rights to lease land. Around 16,000 were non British mainly Germans, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes. Other Australian colonies only gave assisted passages to British immigrants except for Tasmania and Queensland. Most of the non-British immigrants were German but the QLD government’s agent in Germany also recruited Scandinavians, Swiss etc. Queensland became the colony with the greatest number of Danes and it had almost as many Norwegians and Swedes as NSW. Some of these non-British immigrant’s landed in Maryborough with the first ship load arriving in March 1871 on the Reichstag from Hamburg. The Scandinavians especially settled at Tiaro and Tinana near Maryborough, around Bundaberg, Pialba at Hervey Bay and in other places like Kingaroy where Sir Jo Bjelke-Petersen lived. The town of Eidsvold, near Gayndah is a Norwegian name and it was established by the Archer brothers from Larvik in Norway. As most of the Scandinavians were Lutheran (but some were Catholic), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish names are often linked to the Lutheran churches of the Maryborough district. Some Scandinavian names (mainly Danish) of Maryborough early settlers include the Jocumsen, Claussen,Madsen, Kehlet, Weinberg, Okeden, Boge, Möller, etc. Many Danish and other Scandinavian names can also be found in the Polson cemetery at Pialba Hervey Bay such as Christensen, Hansen, Mortensen, Nielsen, Petersen, Thomsen etc.
A stroll down Kent Street from Pallas Street.
1. On the left is Queen Elizabeth rose garden.
2. The Dominion Milling Company factory site. Now derelict. The Maryborough flour mill when erected in 1890 was the furthest north in Australia. It was acquired by the Dominion Milling Company around 1910. The distinctive entrance arch was erected in 1915. All operations ceased in 1977. In more recent years it has been a saw mill and an antiques centre.
3. The old power house from the 1920s when cities like Maryborough had their own electricity generator.
4. The Freemasons Centre.
5. On the right Maryborough High School. Its original grand buildings were opened in 1881 as Maryborough Girls Grammar School.
6. On the left beyond the school oval is Maryborough Boys Grammar School erected in 1881 and the gates erected in 1909. It is now the TAFE campus.
7. The Maryborough Central School. The first school was established in 1862. The grand two storey building was erected at the height of the European immigration period in 1875. More wooden classrooms were built in 1882 as the infant’s school.
8. On right is the City Hall. Built 1906 in American colonial style in red brick. Australia’s only pneumonic plaque outbreak occurred in Maryborough in 1905. Eight people died and a plaque commemorates that sad event.
9. On the left the School of Arts. 427 Kent St. This grand classical building was designed by Adelaide architect John Grainger. It was completed in 1888 replacing a former wooden school of arts building. In 1972 it was purchased by the City of Maryborough for use as a library. The rounded windows above oblong windows is unusual. Cost £3,500.
10. On the right. Finney Isles and Co store 1908. The building was designed by the prominent Bundaberg architect, F. H. Faircloth. Alterations were undertaken to the building in 1918 due to the expansion of Finney, Isles & Co business. The building was purchased by Fritz Kinne in 1923 and their name is in the central pediment. This German background businessman was an alderman and twice Mayor of Maryborough. 384 Kent St
11. On the left before the next intersection. This was the Stupart’s Emporium built in 1883. No 373 Kent St.
12. On the right. The Royal Hotel. Built in 1868 and given its “royal patronage” authority by Governor Bowen of Queensland in that year. Established in 1856 and totally rebuilt in this classical style in 1902.
13. On left at 331 Kent St. The former Australian Joint Stock Bank built in 1882. Great classical features but the windows are too narrow and spoil the effect. Main facade is on the side street. Its proportions are much better. The author of the Mary Poppins book P L Travers was born in the building in 1899. Her father Travers Goff was the bank manager at the time. She was born as Helen Goff. Her statue is next to the building. Look for the street crossing lights showing Mary Poppins.
14. On the left at 327 Kent St. Built in 1915 as the Queensland National bank. Now known as Woodstock House. Good height, grand pilasters up the sides of the building, fine pediment, Corinthian columns with acanthus leaves at the top, both triangular and rounded pediments above windows, good symmetry. A great classical style building.
15.On right at 310 Kent St is the former Francis Hotel. This was the site of the first hotel in Maryborough around 1852. A second storey was added in 1919 with lots of Edwardian woodwork on the balcony. It closed as a hotel in 1992.
16. On the right next to the hotel is the former stores of Douglas Helsham. Construction began in 1874 and was completed in 1875. Helsham employed a Brisbane architect James Cowlishaw.
17. On left at 297 Kent St. The former Royal Bank built in 1888 with almost some Art Nouveau curves. The architect was Italian Victor Caradini. The roof line pediment is “broken” and now includes the name Monsour. Fred Monsour was a Middle Eastern silk and fabric importer. With his brother they had several stores and warehouses but he name in the cartouche these days refers to Dr Monsour a local medical practitioner.
18. At the very end of Kent Street and to the right is the former Engineer’s Arms Hotel. This strange very narrow hotel between two streets was built in 1889 and is Maryborough’s answer to the Flatiron building of New York.
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