Saturday, March 10, 2007

Architecture!

Since it was such a nice day yesterday, (in the 40's) we drove around Chautauqua Institution and took pictures.
Hope you enjoy the tour.
Click on all pictures to enlarge
The Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 by Lewis Miller, an Akron, OH, inventor and manufacturer; and John Heyl Vincent, a Methodist minister (later bishop). It is a National Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a National Historic Landmark June 30, 1989.


This is Kellogg Hall.
It was built in 1889 and was moved from Bestor Plaza to its present site in 1905




Click on writing to enlarge.


This is the Athenaeum Hotel.
It was one of the first hotels to have electric lights.

This is one of the many churches in the Institution.


This private home was fully restored in 1999. They did a great job on details, right down to the slate roof.


12 comments:

Carol said...

I haven't been to Chautauqua for years, but it is so beautiful! Great photos.

Mine is up too.

Cheers!

ribbiticus said...

thanks for taking us on this wonderful tour. loved that you put the commentaries so we could appreciate them better. mine's up too! ;)

PEA said...

Oh wow, all these wonderful buildings near you! I especially love the Kellogg Hall:-) If I ever make it up your way, I would love to see all those beautiful buildings for myself!! xox

the night owl said...

Hi Laurie and Chris,
I love all of the shamrocks you have on your blog.It is almost time for the big day!!I really like the pic of
the Kellogg Hall.Come see me.
Baba

meeyauw said...

I really enjoyed your tour and comments. I love how they didn't stick to one single style in the town but combined things. I love the clapboard houses with the towers.

Tammy said...

Some very nice structures you've shared!!
:-D

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Great pictures and descriptions! I always enjoy visting there and checking out the all the old architecture! Have a great weekend! Claudia O.

PowersTwinB said...

My favorite is kellogg Hall! Just gorgeous! My phots are up, please come and visit soon

Smalltown RN said...

thos are wonderful photos...thank you for sharing...I am late in doing the hunt had to work yesterday....trying to catch up!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow you did such a nice job with The Hunt. These pictures are great and these are amazing places. I've really enjoyed the theme this week - so many different places to see.

barman said...

Those are awesome pictures. I especially love it when you did the close ups with all the detail.

Happy St Pats to you too. I will be making the corn beef and cabbage for Saturday and be attending a St Pats parade also. It should be a fun day.

mar said...

Great set of pictures, I love the Kellogg Hall!
Thanks for your visit!