James Betelle, Where Are You?

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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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