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Motel Moderne: Yesterday’s Motels of Tomorrow

By Andrew Wood Early twentieth-century motels1 reflect an emerging Age of Mobility that promised perpetual motion through a fluid continuum ...
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Mount Vernon: An Architectural Identity

By Justin Gunther Throughout the country, in small towns and big cities, Mount Vernon is a constant presence. Top: ...
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Dinsmoor as Creative Catalyst: 100 Years of the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas

By Erika Nelson Across the Midwest, rural communities are losing their population to out-migration as family farms close under pressure ...
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Behind the Story: The Blue Hole

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Christine Henry reveals some of the secrets behind her article in the Spring 2018 Issue ...
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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 ...
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Behind the Story: The Fountain of Youth

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

By Chris Berger All photos by the author unless otherwise noted It’s a clear spring morning at Warm Mineral Springs ...
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‘Happy Bear’ Signs

By Debra Jane Seltzer All photos by the author The Bear Manufacturing Company was established in Rock Island, Illinois, in ...
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SCA@40: Editors Word: Digging into Commercial Archeology’s Past

By Douglas Towne MOST OF US have unique stories about how we came to join the SCA. Mine involved an ...
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SCA@40: Dawn of a New Age

By Keith A. Sculle COMMERCIAL ARCHEOLOGY started from the efforts of a few people promoting the preservation of structures that ...
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SCA@40: Origins

By Arthur Krim FORTY YEARS AGO in November 1977, the first annual meeting of the Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) ...
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The Playbill: SCA in the Motor City

By Keith A. Sculle MY INTRODUCTION to the Society for Commercial Archeology was at the second conference held at Columbia ...
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