Editors’ Note on Updating Content

The built environment is in constant flux, whether from demolition and new construction, renovations and additions, or changing function and use. Social protest and cultural progress can also transform the built environment, as we have witnessed these past several years in efforts to remove monuments to the Confederacy from public spaces. (See “SAH Statement on The Removal of Monuments to the Confederacy from Public Spaces.”)

As a digital publication, SAH Archipedia strives to ensure that its content is up to date and that published texts accurately reflect physical conditions on the ground. To that end, our editors and authors are reviewing individual entries and essays to identify those that need to be updated.

While this work is ongoing and continuous, we want our readers to know that we are prioritizing updates to entries and essays (and illustrations and metadata) dealing with monuments to the Confederacy and memorials that otherwise symbolize oppression to indicate (1) the removal of statues and other forms of dismantling or transformation, (2) the renaming or retitling of buildings, parks, plazas, bridges, streets, and highways, (3) necessary contextualizing and interpretations in light of new historical research and scholarship.

As always, SAH Archipedia’s editors will work with authors and peer reviewers to maintain the highest standards of a scholarly publication.




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CHESTER RAILROAD STATION

This is one of Vermont's best-preserved small nineteenth-century railroad stations. Unlike most of the minor, wood-frame stations on the Rutland line, this one is built of brick with fine Italianate details. Its construction is similar to other stations on the Central Vermont Railroad, which is perhaps not surprising since the Rutland had formed a leasing relationship with the Central Vermont only a few years before. more

SPACE HOUSE

Building contractor Curtis W. King (1922–2005) built the Space House as a “bachelor pad” for his sons, while also hoping that it would serve as a model for future-oriented residences. Even before it was finished, the house had become a major roadside attraction along a hairpin turn on U.S. Route 127, where it readily evoked space-age science fiction in the popular imagination.more

APPALACHIAN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL

In 1921, U.S. Forest Service employee Benton MacKaye brought together land conservation with regional planning when he proposed linking over 2,000 miles of undeveloped Appalachian Mountain ridgeline as a continuous trail. This new trail would provide the residents of eastern, densely populated states their own playground for natural recreation already granted in great supply to residents of western U.S. states in national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone.more

HOB NOB

The rise of the ski industry in Stowe produced a concentration of modernist buildings unusual in Vermont at this time (1930s–1950s). Among them, Hob Nob was one of the first structures in Stowe built specifically as a ski lodge (published in Architectural Record in March 1940). A confluence of forces in the 1930s fostered Stowe's emergence as a winter resort. Though local enthusiasts had established a Mount Mansfield Ski Club, it was New York businessman, flier, and skiing pioneer Roland Palmedo who “discovered” the area and aroused the interest of the U.S. Amateur Ski Club. In 1933 ... more

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