Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coral Gables, Florida

The Pratt General Hospital, Coral Gables, Fla.

City Hall, Coral Gables, Florida

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


"My Old Kentucky Home," state shrine near Bardstown, Kentucky was originally the home of John Rowan, noted Kentucky orator and statesman.  It was here that Stephen Collins Foster is reputed to have written the now immortal melody "My Old Kentucky Home."

Aerial view of lodge and pool.  Lake Barkley State Resort
Park Cadiz, KY 42211

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tallahassee, Florida

In 1816 Richard Keith Call, then a young officer under Andrew Jackson in Tennessee, wanted to come to Florida with Jackson to conquer the Seminole Indians.  In 1825, with brick made by slaves, General Call built this home for his wife for protection from the Seminoles.  Many writers made this charming place the scene of their books such as "The Home of the Tallahassee Girl" by Maurice Thompson and "Queenie Heatherton" by Mary J. Holmes.

This is the beautiful stone building which contains the Post Office and the Government Court House at Tallahassee.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kapok Tree Inn - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Garden Room, lined with Honduras fern wood, features a beamed ceiling.  A highlight of the room is the fountain, formed on the premises with authentic sea shells.

The Sunflower Room, largest of the dining rooms, seats 500.  Plastic domes in the ceiling let in the outside and serve as planters for various tropical vegitation.

The Chandelier Room - French wall panels with candlelights from Italy complement the magnificent chandelier and had painted dome.  Supported by Corinthian columns, this room is reminiscent of a European palace.

The Bird Room, flanked with artistic panels of exotic birds, is patterned after European aviaries.  A giant schefflera reaches for the latticed ceiling, destined support a canopy of vines.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Victor, Colorado

City of Victor, Colorado

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Lobster House
448 Person Street
Near the historic Cape Fear River in Fayetteville, N.C.

Since early Autumn, 1930, the Lobster House has prepared and served the most delectable foods in the Culinary Gourmet Art.  It has become tradition for the Lobster house to serve choice foods to its patrons in the best atmosphere.

Our Ttoast will always be:
"Welcome, ye that are here...
Welcome all from year to year..."

"Your hopitality host"
Bobby S Warren

Dine at the Sign of the Green Lantern Restaurant
The most modern and up-to-date restaurant on Highway 301 & I-95.  Serving breakfast, lunch and full course dinners.  Select from a wide variety of fine foods.  Come as you are.  Ample parking space.  Excellent motel nearby.  Clara and Harry Richman, Props.  Highway 301 & I-95, South of Fayetteville, N.C.   N.C. Association of Quality Restaurants.

McInnis Motel
New, Modern, Fireproof.  Private baths, tub and showers.  Steam Heat.  Beautyrest mattresses.  Telephone 8503.  Excellent restaurant adjoining
Mr. & Mrs. Thos. McInnis, Owners, Mgrs.
On U.S. 301, 1 mile south of city limits.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Boulevard Revere Beach, Mass.

Broadway, Sconset

Strandway City Point, South Boston, Mass.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The White House - Washington DC

The White House
Washington, D.C.
The first public building to be begun in Washington when its cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1792.  All Presidents except George Washington, have lived here.  The mansion was partially destroyed by the British in 1814, but was rebuilt during the two decated following, adding the north and south porticos.  During the period 1948-1952 it was completely renovated and restored at at cost of almost six million dollars.  Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

The White House has bee the home of the Presidents from the time of John Adams to the present.  Washington selected the site, laid the cornerstone in 1792,  and with his wife, Marth, inspected the finished building in 1799.  The building is of Virginia freestone.  After the house had been fired by British Troops in 1814 and only the walls were left standing, the restored exterior was painted white to obliterate the marks of the fire.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Chimney Tops in fall colors seen from U.S. 441 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Laurel Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Laurel Falls hike is the most popular hike in the Smokies.  The easy paved trail starts at the Fightin’ Creek Gap parking area and the round trip distance is about two and a half miles.

Sunrise in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Seen from the top of the main Range of the Great Smokies near Newfound Gap.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana

30th Street Bridge, White River showing U.S. Naval Armory
Indianapolis, Indiana
The White River, traversing the city from North to South, affords a variety of scenic views.

Christ Church, Episcopal
Famous as the “Little Church on the Circle”, is one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city, Indianapolis, Indiana.

University Park, Indianapolis, Ind.
Covering a full city block, at the edge of the central business district, it forms a segment of World War Memorial Parkway. In the foreground is the statue of the Nation’s seventeenth Vice President, Schuyler Colefax, elected from Indiana. In the center stands the beautiful Depew Memorial Fountain, surrounded by cast bronze statues of children. In the left background is the Chamber of Commerce building. To its right is the Indianapolis Athletic Club.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Arlington, Virginia

Tombs of the Unknown Soldiers
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Va.

Grave of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, overlooking the Nations Capital from Arlington National Cemetery.  In the background is the Custis Lee Mansion, home of General Robert E. Lee.  The eternal flame, lighted during the burial service, is located in front of the Presidential Seal.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Va.
Located near the Custis Lee Mansion and overlooking the Nation’s Capital, is the grave site of John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States.  Here burns the eternal flame which was lighted during burial services.  Two of the Kennedy children are also buried here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Marietta, Ohio

The Betsey Mills Club – Marietta, Ohio.  This outstanding Community Center and club for girls, was established when the house at the corner of Fourth and Putnam was given by Mr. and Mrs. Mills in 1916.  This was the birthplace of Mrs. Mills and also of her nephew, Vice President Charles G. Dawes.  In 1927, Mr. Mills built the present beautiful group-building which serves as a memorial to his wife, Betsey Gates Mills.

View of Downtown Marietta, Ohio taken from top of the Harmar Hill.  The Putnam Street and Railroad bridges are shown crossing the Muskingum river.  On the Ohio river, I-77 Interstate and Williamstown bridges lead to West Virginia.

Mound Cemetery
Marietta, Ohio
“The Conus” is the name given the prehistoric mound in Mound Cemetery, by early settlers. 30 ft. high and 375 ft. in circumference, it is considered the most perfect specimen left by the Mound Builders. Buried nearby are many Revolutionary War officers and hundreds of other men and women who gave strength and character to early Marietta.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Petersburg, Virginia

Greetings from Petersburg, Virginia

Mahone Monument
Directly in front of the Crater which can be seen in the background, was erected to the memory of Confederate General Wm. Mahone and his gallant brigade. His valor and strategy prevented the Union forces from blasting a hole under Confederate lines and capturing Petersburg on July 30, 1864.

Once a golf club, then the Superintendent’s residence, this building now houses the Park’s museum, assembly room, and administrative offices.  It is located near the Crater, scene of an ingenious attempt to blast a hole under the Confederate line and so to capture Petersburg.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Florida Keys

One of the most famous bridges, linking the mainland to Key West, the beautiful Bahia Honda with its picnic area, as seen from the air.

The Highway at Bahia Honda is over 70 feet above the open sea.  From this point you are presented with a panoramic view of the Keys, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, which is of unparalleled beauty.

This bridge is one of the connecting links in that modern engineering marvel the Overseas Highway, which joins Key West to the mainland.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Miami's Rare Bird Farm - Miami, Florida

Miami’s Rare Bird Farm is located in Kendall, just below South Miami on U.S. #1.  Take your camera for there are literally hundreds of feathered creatures in a setting of landscaped gardens, pools and fruit groves.  Flamingos will eat from your hand!  Parrots will pose on your shoulder, Ostriches 10 feet tall!  Monkeys on their private island!  Pet Deer, Bear, Peacocks etc. etc.

Miami’s Rare Bird Farm is located in Kendall, just below South Miami on U.S. #1.  Take your camera for there are literally hundreds of feathered creatures in a setting of landscaped gardens, pools and fruit groves.  Flamingos will eat from your hand!  Parrots will pose on your shoulder, Ostriches 10 feet tall!  Monkeys on their private island!  Pet Deer, Bear, Peacocks etc. etc.

Monday, March 14, 2011


“The Surrender of General Lee to General Grant, April 9, 1865.”
Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park
This painting by L.M.D. Guillaum (1816-1892) is on display in the Museum at the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, Appomattox, Virginia.

The S.S. Pocahontas, newest palatial automobile and passenger transport of the Virginia Ferry Corporation in service between Little Creek, Virginia and Kiptopeke Beach, Va. (7 ½ miles below Cape Charles, Va.)

Holiday Inn
Staunton, Virginia
268 North Central Avenue
104 rooms, meeting rooms to 350.
“In the heart of the beautiful Valley of the Shenandoah”

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Key West, Florida

Presidential Gates at Key West
Key West belles in old Key West dress look at the Presidential Gates of the U.S. Naval Station.  These gates are open only when a president or other well known dignitary comes to visit Key West Naval Station.  Nineteen presidents have visited Key West including Grant, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy.  Truman's famous Little White House is only two blocks through the gates and officers quarters line both sides of the driveway.

Greetings from Key West and Overseas Highway
Picture at left:  Famous Bahia-Honda Bridge on the Overseas Highway (U.S. No. One).  It runs the full length of the Florida Keys starting from the mainland south of Homestead.
Picture at right:  Shrimp fleet at Key West.

Shrimp Boats snuggling in the Harbour at Key West, Florida.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Augustine, Florida

Some examples from the extensive display of leaded glass shades and windows, many by Louis C. tiffany, featured in the Lightner Museum, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida.  “A World of Yesterdays”.  Open daily.

Oldest Wooden School House in the United States
St. Augustine, Florida

Old City Gates, St. Augustine, Fla.
Built 1743, consisting of two square pillars of coquina rock, 20 feet in height, 10 feet thick; walls are 30 feet in length and 10 feet thick, space between pillars is 12 feet and were protected with heavy iron bound gates, and the approach was by way of a draw-bridge over the moat or ditch.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Miami, Florida

A row of Royal Poinciana Trees, Miami, Florida

Moonlight in Florida

Golden Shower Tree, Miami, Florida