Stranahan House, 335 S.E. 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA / Built: 1901

Stranahan House, 335 S.E. 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA / Built: 1901

Stranahan House is the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and today operates as a historic house museum. The House is open for guided tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. daily, and hosts special events throughout the year.

Frank built the present day Stranahan House in 1901; the lower floor served as a trading post and the upper floor as a community hall. By 1906 Frank’s business had expanded to include a general store and bank, he would also build a new building closer to the Railroad which had arrived in 1896. The old trading post was renovated as a result into a residence for the Stranahans.

As Frank’s businesses grew, so did the settlement. By 1910 the Census reports that there was 142 people living in the town. Frank and Ivy would take on many leadership roles in the social and civic life of their developing city, Ivy for instance would help found the Women’s Civic … Read More

Elite Sportsplex

Elite Sportsplex

This 110,000 square foot store was built in 1994 as a Builders Square home improvement store. This was a replacement of a smaller Builders Square store built across the street at Oakland Pointe in 1990. The original Builders Square later became Circuit City and Media Play, it is currently Value World and Harbor Freight Tools. This Builders Square was later rebranded HQ (Home Quarters) and a section of it was used as Steve & Barry’s in the mid to late 2000s. Currently it is Oakland Schools and Elite Sportsplex.

Summit West and Summit North shopping centers were built as part of the Summit Place Mall Complex. The Summit Place Mall opened as the Pontiac Mall in 1963. In addition to the 1,500,000 square foot mall, two shopping centers were built around the mall as part of the complex.

Summit West was built first. The first part, featuring a Chatham food store was built in 1972. The second part featuring Target was built in 1987. The third part featuring Farmer Jack was built in 1989. Pace Membership Warehouse was built in 1991.

Summit North was built in 1994/1995 with Builders Square (relocated from a smaller store built in 1990 at Oakland … Read More

Oakland Schools

Oakland Schools

This 110,000 square foot store was built in 1994 as a Builders Square home improvement store. This was a replacement of a smaller Builders Square store built across the street at Oakland Pointe in 1990. The original Builders Square later became Circuit City and Media Play, it is currently Value World and Harbor Freight Tools. This Builders Square was later rebranded HQ (Home Quarters) and a section of it was used as Steve & Barry’s in the mid to late 2000s. Currently it is Oakland Schools and Elite Sportsplex.

Summit West and Summit North shopping centers were built as part of the Summit Place Mall Complex. The Summit Place Mall opened as the Pontiac Mall in 1963. In addition to the 1,500,000 square foot mall, two shopping centers were built around the mall as part of the complex.

Summit West was built first. The first part, featuring a Chatham food store was built in 1972. The second part featuring Target was built in 1987. The third part featuring Farmer Jack was built in 1989. Pace Membership Warehouse was built in 1991.

Summit North was built in 1994/1995 with Builders Square (relocated from a smaller store built in 1990 at Oakland … Read More

Future Menards…

Future Menards...

The Menards home improvement store chain (Menard, Inc.) officially purchased the Brooklyn Super Kmart property on December 22, 2014. A Menards store will open at this site sometime in the future; additional Cleveland Area Menards stores are planned in Avon and Mentor. It will be interesting to see if Menards demolishes the Super Kmart structure or saves it. Competitors Home Depot and Lowe’s have kept the Kmart buildings from a number of the stores they acquired in the past.

Former Super Kmart Center – Brookpark Road – Brooklyn, Ohio

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-01-10 23:52:29

Tagged: , Cleveland , Brooklyn , Ohio , 2014 , Retails , Stores , OH , America , US , USA , Former , Dead , Closed , Abandoned , Super Kmart , Kmart , Menards … Read More

habitat home improvement store truck

habitat home improvement store truck

peoria, arizona 2007

Posted by mannydiller on 2007-05-13 03:06:46

Tagged: , urban , suburban , landscape , metropolitan phoenix , arizona , usa … Read More

10di1505-015

10di1505-015

Job Corps students help to restore Grey Towers National Historic Site. $2,440,000 in Recovery Act funds were allocated to repair and refurbish the house and grounds of the ancestral home of the first Chief of the Forest Service and two-term Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot on Tuesday August 3, 2010 in Milford, PA. This project at the 123-year-old site repairs various deficiencies with the buildings and grounds, restores areas of the historic landscape, improves visitor safety and site security, provides a more sustainable facility, and enhances the visitor experience. It helps to ensure the historic site is maintained for years to come. USDA Forest Service Photo by Keith Riggs.
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Posted by USDAgov on 2010-09-28 13:49:55

Tagged: , grey towers , arra , job corps , forest service , fs , usda , Milford , PA , USA … Read More

Improving Home Improvement

Improving Home Improvement

Posted by Thomas Hawk on 2017-06-24 23:38:54

Tagged: , California , Los Angeles , Lowe’s , USA , United States , United States of America , fav10 … Read More

Central Hardware

Central Hardware

Central Hardware was once a midwestern hardware store chain based in St. Louis, Missouri. Central was one of the first home improvement store chains to regularly build stores topping 50,000 square feet. This store in Columbus was built in 1979. In the late 1980s and 1990s, other chains like Hechinger and Builders Square with larger stores moved into the area. The Central Hardware chain went bankrupt in 1995 and shut down all their stores. Central once had stores in many markets. Some of these markets include Columbus, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Memphis.

I really can’t find much about this chain but here are some former locations I tracked down.

Ohio
>Northland Boulevard and Southland Road (Central Park Plaza), Forest Park
Might be empty, not sure if buffet is still there
>Montgomery Road and Sherman Avenue (Surrey Square Mall), Norwood
Surrey Square was an actual enclosed mall anchored by just Central and a Thriftway Supermarket! It has been demolished since the mid-2000s.
>Beechmont Avenue and I-275 (Beechmont Plaza), Cincinnati
Demolished for Home Depot
>Refugee and Hamilton Roads (the location this picture is of), Columbus
>Cleveland Avenue and I-270 (Westworth Station), Columbus
Looks like it might be empty now
>Olentangy River … Read More

Robert Frost Cabin – interior

Robert Frost Cabin - interior

Ripton, Vermont USA • From 1939 until his death in 1963, Robert Frost (1874-1963), four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, teacher and lecturer wrote many popular and oft-quoted poems including “After Apple-Picking”, “The Road Not Taken”, “Home Burial” and “Mending Wall”, spent summer and fall in this cabin at his farm in Ripton, Vermont.

During these fruitful seasons he wrote memorable poems and shared his craft at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Bread Loaf School of English.

Teenage drinkers broke in and vandalized the property earlier in 2008. Damage repaired by owner.

☞ On May 23, 1968, The Frost Farm (also known at the Homer Noble Farm) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#68000046).

☞ On May 23, 1968, the National Park Service designated this compound a National Historic Landmark (#68000046).

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. – [And one of only 17 in Vermont.] – Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws Read More

Boston, Massachusetts – State House Golden Dome

Boston, Massachusetts - State House Golden Dome

From mass.gov :-

For generations, Bostonians have used the dome of the State House to find their way to Beacon Hill, to symbolize their city, and to mark the center of the "Hub of the Solar System." But the shining landmark we love today hasn’t always gleamed with gold. In fact, it started out as a leaky wooden roof.
When up-and-coming Boston architect Charles Bulfinch took on the job of planning the State House, it was his first paid commission. He based his design on neoclassical elements: columns, a pediment, and a vast shingled dome intended to make the structure stand out among its squat, square neighbors. When construction was finished in 1798, the State House was the most architecturally important public building in the young country, the first answer to the question of what an American government building should look like. Boston’s grandest building, perched atop its highest hill, became an instant monument.

Unfortunately, Bulfinch’s grand achievement couldn’t quite stand up to New England weather. The impressive 30-foot-high dome began to leak almost immediately. After just 4 years, enough rain and snow had seeped in that the wooden shingles were beginning to rot here and there. A hero of … Read More