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"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven."
— Matthew 6:10
Bringing Utopian ideas into real life is tough. If you want everyone to have equal opportunity, how do you do it? If you want to eliminate sexism and racism, how? If you want everyone to have their essentials covered of bread, water, shelter and healthcare, how? Making ideas of a just and fair Heaven stick on a very messy and limited earth is very tough stuff.
How do you lift your slice of the world up? For one, do one’s work well. For example, architecture can inspire and remind the user that the path to heaven isn’t so long. This 1839 spiraling staircase in the old Trustees’ Office at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky is marvelous to behold. It’s beautiful.
It is amazing what Shaker non-architects accomplished in their desire to have the everyday mundane touch a bit of Heaven.
Shakers had a framework for their community layouts and building designs. Their overarching goal was to bring heaven to earth, as can be seen in this staircase from on high that connects the earth beneath.
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The East High Street Historic District is a cluster of mansions on the eastern side of Springfield, Ohio, United States. Located along one of Springfield’s most important thoroughfares and once home to some of its most prominent residents, the cluster was named a historic district in 1974.
his photograph shows the residence of John Foos, located at the northeast corner of High and Sycamore streets (now 810 East High Street) in Springfield, Ohio. The John Foos Manor was built in 1870 and is an example of High Victorian Italianate architecture. The house was a showplace with hand-carved walnut woodwork; a winding, three-story staircase leading to the third-floor ballroom; a mosaic of Italian tile in the entry hall; a music room boasting an original mirror measuring 5 feet wide and over 9 feet high; and five guest bedrooms on the second floor. Foos came to Springfield from Madison County, Ohio in 1848.
On our visit to the Mansion in 2002 …. I found the former owner of the antique shop smug with is partner…..Possibly no longer with us. May Both rest in peace .
Interior photos in my 100,000 plus archives
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