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The first Wich Stand, a circular drive-in owned by brothers Glenn and Lewis Barford, opened in 1936 on South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, and was designed by architect Wayne McAllister in the Streamlined Moderne style that typified pre–World War II roadside eateries. In 1957, the Barfords opened a second Wich Stand five miles away ... more

Bowersock Power Plant

The Bowersock North Shore Power Plant is a striking building on the north edge of the Kansas River, adjacent to the main bridge connecting Lawrence to North Lawrence. Owned by the Bowersock Mills and Power Company, this industrial facility is the only operating hydroelectric power plant in Kansas, and is unique in that it aspires to be a civic monument. more

Benewah Medical Center

The Benewah Medical Center, built in the City of Plummer on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, is a culturally relevant building that accommodates critical health care services for members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and for the larger community in a geographically isolated region of north Idaho. ...more

U.S.-Mexico Border

A “well designed fence along the U.S. side…[would] eliminate entire classes of the present illegal crossers, such as the small shoe shine boys and other juvenile urchins, women, family groups with women and small children,” speculated U.S. Border Patrolman David Snow in a 1953 memo. Over thirty years later, ... more

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