Kesselring Site HABS/HAER Photography

In 2020, I had the remarkable opportunity to conduct a HABS/HAER photography and historical documentation project at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, a component of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. Working under contract to my colleagues at the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University of the State University of New York, it was a fascinating project: …

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Ledyard Canal: HABS/HAER Photography

In the spring of 2021, the Village of Fayetteville, NY Historic Preservation Commission was awarded a CLG Grant from the NY State Historic Preservation Office. The purpose of the grant was to document the historic Ledyard Canal, portions of which continue to flow through the Villages of Manlius and Fayetteville, for the Historic American Engineering …

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Scarborough Downs: HABS/HAER Photography

In the fall of 2021 I was asked by my colleagues at MacRostie Historic Advisors to support their documentation of the Scarborough Downs racing facility by completing the large-format HABS/HAER photography. This was a fantastic and enjoyable project, a combination of landscape and architectural photography near Portland, Maine, and working with colleagues whom I admire. …

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Seymour Mansion, Auburn NY: HABS/HAER Photography

Whenever I receive a call from my colleague Mike Franklin, an independent real estate broker, I snap to attention. As a specialist in marketing historic properties that fall outside the realm of most real estate agents, he runs across some amazing properties. As a passionate advocate for the preservation of historic buildings, he appreciates the …

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Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho

Minidoka National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System that commemorates the forced relocation and incarceration of more than 100,000 American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 gave rise to virulent anti-Japanese sentiments, and the military and federal officials immediately began …

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Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota

In September 2019 I traveled out to southwestern Minnesota to visit Pipestone National Monument. This unit of the National Park System was created in 1937 in large part to preserve the pipestone (Sioux argillite, also known as catlinite) which American Indians have quarried here for at least two millennia. It is a sacred site for …

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Holland, Michigan

In May 2019 I had the chance to attend the Michigan Historic Preservation Network‘s annual conference. The conference was held in the historic city of Holland, MI, and I was hooked. It is a beautiful small city, with a fantastic historic district. I brought my 4×5 camera with me, and was able to take some …

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