Tuesday, February 1, 2022


In 1852, Frederic Edwin Church painted Virginia's Natural Bridge

My Writing on Historical Architecture


The ‘Most Sublime of Nature’s Works’
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One of Virginia’s most amazing architectural treasures wasn't formed by the hand of man at all. (read more)

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond. 1830 watercolor by William Goodacre

American Classicism and the ‘Gentleman Architect’ Thomas Jefferson
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In 1784 Thomas Jefferson found himself in France as our first ambassador. (read more)


An ‘Academical Village’ as a Model for a New Republic
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If you had traveled with the Marquis de Lafayette to the Piedmont region of Virginia in 1824... (read more)


Romantic Aspirations, Vision, and Viaducts
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Charles Carroll of Carrollton might well have been the Elon Musk of his day. (read more)


A Conversation With Charles Marohn: ‘Honor the Struggle!’
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Walking six blocks to work each morning gives Charles Marohn a unique insight into the vitality of his town. (read more)


Norman Rockwell’s America
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I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”Norman Rockwell (read more)

As seen in American Essence Magazine


Jefferson's Capitol

A New Day Dawns in Virginia
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By nature, parents love their children and feel responsibility for them. Citizens, especially one hopes American citizens, feel entitled to state their grievances. The Declaration of Independence itself contains a list of grievances against the King. The Biden administration reacted to these protests just as King George III reacted against the American colonists in the years leading up to the American Revolution: he called in law enforcement. And the people of Virginia reacted in a way reminiscent of the American colonists: they defeated the candidate for governor who took the position that parents should have nothing to do with their children’s education.”
Larry Arn in Imprimis (read more)