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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WILD TURKEY BOURBON VISITOR CENTER

Architects Roberto de Leon Jr. and M. Ross Primmer of Louisville modeled the silhouette of the Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center on the many tobacco barns of central Kentucky. The building is quietly postmodern in that it takes two independent vernacular forms—the barn and the covered bridge—and refashions them into an interrelated whole. The Wild Turkey complex stands atop a bluff overlooking a bend in the Kentucky River, the source from which the bourbon distillery draws its water. more

FORT JEFFERSON

Florida’s strategic location between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean has left the state with a substantial heritage of significant military installations. One of the most remote is Fort Jefferson, a brick fortress built on a small key in the Dry Tortugas, 68 miles west of Key West. Fort Jefferson is the largest of a string of fortifications constructed to protect the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States in the nineteenth century.more

JONATHAN WILLMARTH HOUSE

Farmer and breeder Jonathan Willmarth constructed this early example of a Gothic Revival farm “cottage.” It is a good representative of the more than two dozen examples built in the mid-nineteenth century in western Addison County and one of the few that is largely unaltered. Essentially a Classic Cottage plan with an ell, it is distinguished by the twin, steeply pitched wall dormers, geometric foliate bargeboard trimming the gables, and a canted, corner-entrance front porch with the slatted and pierced porch supports characteristic of west-county Gothic Revival. more

GOOGLEPLEX

Google’s office headquarters and corporate campus is situated in the larger development campus of Charleston Park, a 5-acre public park developed in 1994 on city-owned land in collaboration with SWA Group, Silicon Graphics (SGI), and the Planning and Community Development Agency of Mountain View. The land on which the project was developed had previously been used for agricultural purposes, and was known as “Farmer’s Field.” In 1999, Charleston Park was awarded the ASLA Centennial Medallion for its cross-sector approach to development, bridging private corporate initiatives with public land use. more

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