| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:41 AM
John J. "Jack" Dau, 85, businessman, sailor, chairman and majority shareholder of Bally Block Company and Michigan Maple Block Company, died on Dec. 28, 2011, after a lengthy fight against emphysema.
Born in the old Petoskey Hospital on lower Lake Street...
| Jan 8, 2012
Ricardo Legorreta, the architect who introduced Mexican modernism to a global audience and who brought his crisp, brightly colored aesthetic to downtown Los Angeles with a controversial 1993 redesign of Pershing Square, has died. He was 80.
| Jan 8, 2012
Melissa Schehlein, a Towson native, walked the streets and byways of the Baltimore County seat in search of what was while documenting with her camera what is.
The result of her search was the recently published book, "Towson: Then and Now," a 96-page...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:24 PM
MILWAUKEE — At the turn of the 20th century, Milwaukee was in its heyday. Its thriving breweries, tanneries and manufacturers provided good jobs, and its many tradespeople and craftsmen built quality housing.
Some of the houses were more...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Decades after they joined the Girl Scouts, Kirsten Enzinger and Janet Brown still have fond memories of times they spent inside the giant tepee at Annapolis' Camp Woodlands.
"It was the place for orientation, the place for meals, the place for meetings,"...
| Jan 10, 2012
Anne Tyng, a pioneering female architect whose ideas about geometry influenced Louis Kahn's modernist buildings and who later had a child with him, has died. She was 91.
Tyng died Dec. 27 in Greenbrae, Calif., where she lived, said her daughter,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Hagerstown Community College opened its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, building to students and faculty Monday, less than two years after construction began.
The five-story, 65,000-square-foot structure will house the science...
| Jan 15, 2012
Philanthropists Bud and Betsy Knapp, then the owners of Architectural Digest, set out in the 1990s to create a personal living space that allowed for large-scale entertaining and civic events, could display an extensive art collection and met their need...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Jude T. Fusco, 76, of Petoskey and Colorado, passed away on Dec. 18, 2011. He succumbed to the rare progressive neurological disease of MSA, multiple system atrophy.
Jude was a graduate of architecture from the University of Toronto and a member of Psi U...
| Jan 12, 2012
It is that time again, mixing mourning and gratitude, to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. And now we can gather at his still new memorial in Washington.
Washington is a city of monuments, as a national capital should be. And was meant to be...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:57 AM
MASON CITY, Iowa — This town of 28,000 knew it had something special in the world's last standing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, but it also had a problem. The hotel was a decrepit shell.
For years no one quite knew what to do with the building...