Houstonians take pride in the notion that traditional Texan values germinated along the eastern seaboard during the Revolutionary era, migrated to the independent Republic of Texas in 1836, and then settled in.
The name Gustav Manz is virtually unknown today, but during his lifetime he was highly esteemed in the American jewelry industry.What happened?
Contumacious individualists, Rhode Island’s settlers did not often organize formal settlements on the Puritan model; Bristol is the finest exception. If it today retains so much of its character and scale, it is because the geometric logic of its plan remained appropriate. Thames Street served the physical functions of theharbor, Hope the commercial, and High the civic. The result is one of the most enduring and successful essays of Puritan town planning, here in a maritime setting.—William H. Jordy1
Two collectors of Americana run against their city’s modernist grain