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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 […]

Timeline of The Bronx – Historic Houses Converted into Museums in the Bronx

New York City is home to numerous world-famous museums but if you need a break from classics like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the MOMA, do check out some of the City’s smaller, off the beaten path museums. In this series, we’ll be rounding up unique house museums in each borough. They cover history, art, and nature, and […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Sagamore Hill (Theodore Roosevelt house)

Sagamore Hill was the home of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from 1885 until his death in 1919. It is located in the Incorporated Village of Cove Neck, New York, near Oyster Bay in Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island, 25 miles (40 km) east of Manhattan. It is now the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, which includes the Theodore […]

Timeline of Orlando, Florida – The old Orange County Courthouse 1927

The old Orange County Courthouse, located in Orlando, Florida, United States, serves as the home of the Historical Society of Central Florida and the Orange County Regional History Center. Constructed in 1927, the Courthouse stands in the vicinity of a number of previous judicial buildings. An earlier courthouse was built in 1892 and demolished in 1957. A Courthouse Annex was also constructed in […]

Timeline of the Brighton, Boston – Great Bridge (Cambridge) 1662

The Great Bridge in 1907, with the recently constructed Weld Boathouse in the foreground and Harvard Stadium in the background. The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts, to what is now known as Allston, Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Bridge was built in 1660–1662 at what was then called Brighton Street, and was the first bridge to span the Charles. A toll was authorized […]

Timeline of Boston history – Boston Opera House (1909)

The Boston Opera House was an opera house located on Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. It opened in 1909 as the home of the Boston Opera Company and was demolished in 1958 after years of disuse. Speare Hall, a Northeastern University dormitory, now stands on the site at the corner of Opera Place and Huntington Avenue. Construction Designed by the Boston architects Wheelwright and Haven, construction began […]

Timeline of Chicago history – Chicago Midway International Airport 1927

Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW) is a major commercial airport on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop. Established in 1927, Midway served as Chicago’s primary airport until the opening of O’Hare International Airport in 1955. Today, Midway is the second-largest airport in Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois, serving 22,221,499 passengers in 2015. Traffic is currently dominated […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Oheka Castle 1919

Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate, is located on the North Shore of Long Island, in the West Hills section of Huntington, NY. It was the country home of investment financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn and his family. The name Oheka is a portmanteau of its original owner’s name Otto Hermann Kahn, which Kahn also used to name his yacht Oheka II and his ocean-front Villa […]

Timeline of The Bronx – Bronx Street Names

Ever wondered how the streets in The Bronx got their names?  Some streets were named for police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.   Other streets were named after soldiers and war heroes.   Yet some streets were named for people who accomplished a certain task or goal in their life. […]