SCA Articles

Motel Moderne: Yesterday’s Motels of Tomorrow

Motel Moderne: Yesterday’s Motels of Tomorrow

By Andrew Wood – Early twentieth-century motels reflect an emerging Age of Mobility that promised perpetual motion through a fluid continuum of consumer experiences.
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Mount Vernon: An Architectural Identity

Mount Vernon: An Architectural Identity

FULL ARTICLE By Justin Gunther – Why did Mount Vernon become such a popular design source? How did the house become a national symbol, one providing inspiration to building designers across America? This article examines those questions by tracing
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Dinsmoor as Creative Catalyst: 100 Years of the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas

Dinsmoor as Creative Catalyst: 100 Years of the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas

By Erika Nelson – Lucas, Kansas, a small farming community of 430 people nestled in the Geographic Center of the United States, is not dying. I believe this is due, in part, to S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden.
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SCA Makes History

SCA Makes History

FULL ARTICLE By Irene Lule – The SCA Archive now housed at The University of Texas at Austin documents the activities and business of the organization from its inception to the present, and is now available at Texas Archival Resources
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Behind the Story: The Blue Hole

Behind the Story: The Blue Hole

FULL ARTICLE Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Christine Henry, reveals some of the secrets behind her article in the Spring 2018 Issue of the SCA Journal, “Getting to the Bottom of Ohio’s Mysterious Blue Hole.”
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Five Faves: The San Jose Signs Project

Five Faves: The San Jose Signs Project

FULL ARTICLE By Heather M. David – As part of The San Jose Signs Project launch in May 2017, 25 San Jose signs were selected around which to build a one-day driving tour. Here are five of my favorites.
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Getting to the Bottom of Ohio’s Mysterious Blue Hole

Getting to the Bottom of Ohio’s Mysterious Blue Hole

By Christine Rae Henry – The Blue Hole, touted as one of Ohio’s natural wonders, has always loomed large in my imagination. Located just east of the town of Castalia, only six miles south of the shore of Sandusky Bay
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Behind the Story: The Fountain of Youth

Behind the Story: The Fountain of Youth

FULL ARTICLE Historic preservation planner, Chris Berger, answers a few questions regarding his article in the Spring 2018 issue of the SCA Journal, “Fountain of Youth-Themed Cyclorama Awaits New Life in Florida”
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Fountain of Youth-Themed Cyclorama Awaits New Life in Florida

Fountain of Youth-Themed Cyclorama Awaits New Life in Florida

By Chris Berger – It’s a clear spring morning at Warm Mineral Springs on Florida’s Gulf Coast and sweat is collecting at my hairline as I stand outside the shuttered Cyclorama, a windowless concrete block structure shaped like a giant
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