James Betelle, Where Are You?

The Search for a Lost Architect

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Nearly every city built at least one public school with some degree of Gothic decoration. Few of these buildings are masterpieces, but as a whole they form an architectural phenomenon yet to receive adequate study. — The Only Proper Style-Gothic Architecture in America

Entries from April 2008

A Climb Up Columbia’s Clock Tower

April 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Architecture, Diary

This past Saturday I had the rare treat of being given a tour of the clock room and astronomical observatory of Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. As an alumnus of CHS, the massive clock tower has always been a source of some mystery. Lucky students have the chance to climb it, either for […]

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