Timeline of Chicago history – Chicago Union Station 1925

Chicago Union Station is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, replacing an earlier station built in 1881. It is the only remaining intercity railterminal in Chicago, and is the city’s primary terminal for commuter trains. The station stands on the west side of the Chicago River between West Adams Street and West Jackson Boulevard, just outside the Chicago Loop. Including […]

Timeline of Carlisle History – Carlisle Cathedral was elevated to cathedral status in 1133

Carlisle Cathedral Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity West side of the cathedral Coordinates: 54°53′41″N 2°56′19″W Location Carlisle, Cumbria Country England Denomination Church of England Tradition High church Website carlislecathedral.org.uk Architecture Style Norman, Gothic Administration Diocese Carlisle, created 1133 Province York Clergy Bishop(s) James Newcome Dean Mark Boyling Canon(s) Jan Kearton (Warden) Peter Clement (DDO) Canon […]

The Timber Getters 1952 – Old Logging Movie

Made by The National Film Board 1952. Directed by Bern Gandy. In post-war Australia, the milling of our nation’s prized hardwood timbers was a rapidly growing industry. Mechanisation introduced economies in the handling, but the skill and stamina of the axe-men were still indispensable in timber-getting. This short film looks at the work of the […]

Timeline of Brooklyn history – Brooklyn Borough Hall 1848

Brooklyn Borough Hall was designed by architects Calvin Pollard and Gamaliel King in the Greek Revival style, and constructed of Tuckahoe marble under the supervision of superintendent Stephen Haynes. It was completed in 1848 to be used as the City Hall of the former City of Brooklyn. In January 1898 the independent City of Brooklyn merged with the City of New York, and Kings County became the Borough […]

Vintage Photos Show a Century of Change in The Bronx

How the borough has transformed from the 1890s to today The Bronx has undergone a massive transformation in the past century, going from vast farmland to a symbol of urban blight (and renewal), all in little more than 120 years. While evidence of that metamorphosis can still be found throughout the borough, there are few […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Patchogue Theatre ( 1923 )

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is Located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue Village, Suffolk County, New York (nearest cross street, North Ocean Avenue). The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., organized under a Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York. This helps to manage The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts in the public interest. […]

Timeline of Sydney – Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory is located on a hill now known as Observatory Hill in the centre of Sydney. The site evolved from a fort built on ‘Windmill Hill’ in the early 19th century to an astronomical observatory during the nineteenth century. It is now a working museum where evening visitors can observe the stars and planets through a modern 40 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a historic 29 cm refractor […]

Timeline of Boston history – National Theatre, Boston (1836)

The National Theatre (1836-1863) was a theatre in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century. William Pelby established the enterprise in 1836, and presented productions of “original pieces, and the efforts of a well selected stock company, which, with few exceptions, have been American. The scenery is of the highest order, and the business of the stage well directed. […]

Timeline of Rhode Island history – Constitution of Rhode Island (1842)

The Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is a document describing the structure and function of the government of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. 1842 Constitution Constitutional Convention Prior to 1842, Rhode Island was still governed by the 1663 Royal Charter. At nearly two centuries old, the document essentially restricted voting rights to a very […]

Timeline of Chicago history – 150 Years with Lincoln Park Zoo (1868)

Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre (14 ha) zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it among the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States. The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Lincoln Park Zoo is home to a […]