James Betelle, Where Are You?

The Search for a Lost Architect

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To be good architecture, the design of the exterior of the building should express the character and purpose for which the interior of the building is used, as “truthful expression” is just as desirable in architecture as it is in all other things in life. — James O. Betelle, The American School Board Journal, April, 1919

Entries from November 2008

Architectural Owls

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Architecture

Today is Thanksgiving, and as I sit here reflecting on my good fortune (and not that of the turkey cooking a few feet away), I thought I would pay tribute to another, less celebrated bird: the Owl. Owls have long stood for intelligence, scholasticism and wisdom, so it’s no surprise they were often used as […]

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Weequahic Walking Tour

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Miscellaneous

If you read my last post, you know that over a weekend in August I visited Guilbert & Betelle’s Weequahic High School and took a tour of Newark’s historic High Street/Lower Broad Street area. Both were illuminating and entertaining. If you’re interested to learn more about the Weequahic neighborhood, now is your chance. Jeff Bennet […]

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