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Architectural Ambler: Oregon Historic District

Dayton, Ohio Nicknamed the “Gem City”, Dayton, Ohio, garners national recognition from its association with its most famous native sons—Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Wright Brothers were not only born in Dayton, but also grew up, lived, and worked there for most of their lives. As the accomplishments of these men and many other less famous […]

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Architectural Ambler: South End Historic District

The South End of Boston is the largest extant enclave of urban Victorian residential architecture in the country. Declared a National Register Historic District in 1973, and a Boston Landmark District in 1983, the South End is one of Boston’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Signature block-long rows of oriel- and bow-fronted brick rowhouses with high stoops and decorative […]

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Architectural Ambler: Fells Point Historic District

Fells Point is Maryland’s oldest nationally registered historic district. Settled in the 1760s, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places approximately 200 years later in 1969, Baltimore City’s Fells Point is characterized by hundreds of late-18th and early-19th century brick rowhouses, and by long 19th- and early-20th-century wharves and piers extending out into […]

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Architectural Ambler: County Street Historic District

New Bedford, MA To walk through the County Street Historic District of New Bedford, Massachusetts is to enter into a three-dimensional textbook of 19th-century American residential architecture. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the district features a treasure trove of 19th-century houses designed by such prominent architects as Richard Upjohn, Russell […]

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Architectural Ambler: Garment Center Historic District

Welcome to the Architectural Ambler, a monthly publication of the Trust for Architectural Easements. Each month, the Ambler will explore the history and architecture of a different historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of certified historic districts and buildings. Only buildings listed on the National Register or […]

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Architectural Ambler: Putnam Hill Historic District

This month, the Architectural Ambler visits Putnam Hill, the historic center of Greenwich, Conn. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 24, 1979, the Putnam Hill historic district is small but coherent, with just over a dozen houses and churches from the late-17th,18th, 19th and early-20th centuries. Greenwich began in the 1640s […]

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