Architecture

Crystal Bridges

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The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art structure is as much a piece of art as the art within the museum.  The Crystal Bridges museum is meant to fuse with the Ozark nature that surrounds it and it succeeds in that mission. Comprised of concrete, cedar and copper the museum was designed by  architect Moshie […]

Thorncrown Chapel an architectural wonder dedicated to the glory of God

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Along Highway 62 on the way to Eureka Springs, Arkansas I found one of the most amazing stops of my life, when we stopped to view the Thorncrown Chapel.  This beautiful glass chapel is an architectural wonder set in the Ozark woodland.  The chapel contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass.  The […]

Silver Dollar City a place of tradition and invention.

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In 1960 when Silver Dollar City opened, the Hershned family brought a group of talented craftsman from the surrounding area together to show their trades. Today, some of the people are 2nd and even 3rd generation, like June Ward who makes candy with her daughter and grand daughter.  June though, is a star in her […]

The Rookery, a Frank Lloyd Wright Connection

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I love Chicago, I love architecture and I love Frank Lloyd Wright so this was a given that I would love the beautiful lobby of the Rookery Building in downtown Chicago.  Located at 209 S. LaSalle, St., the Rookery is located in the Financial District and has been designated as a Chicago Landmark since 1972 […]

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The Murals of Marshall

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I was drawn in like a moth to a flame when I saw the sign that said murals on my drive back from Indiana this past March.  Marshall, Illinois is a small town with a big draw, art. There is art all over town and an opera house to boot.  I stopped at a rest […]

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