Aug 2023: 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 also transform the built environment, as we have witnessed in efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces. The effects of climate change are equally consequential, with flooding and wildfires imperiling, damaging, and destroying significant buildings and sites with increasing frequency.

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 white supremacy 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. We are also prioritizing updates to entries and essays that deal with buildings and sites that have changed as a result of extreme weather events.

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



Sabine Hall, an important building of the colonial period, was built by the fourth son of Robert “King” Carter, Landon Carter, an innovative planter, politician, and patriot. As initially built, Sabine Hall was a typical large Georgian house, mathematically proportioned to be 60 by 40 by 30 feet below the eaves, symmetrical on all elevations, and crowned by a tall hipped roof with...more


Lincoln Creek Day School, one of three day schools built in the 1930s on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeastern Idaho, is a physical manifestation of a dramatic shift in U.S. government policy spearheaded by Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier, who was largely responsible for the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, also known as the “Indian New Deal.” Through the Act, Collier...more


Evanston was established as a railroad town when the Union Pacific Railroad was constructed through southwestern Wyoming in 1868. When the railroad was completed the following year, the company hired Chinese immigrant laborers to work on railroad section crews and in the nearby Union Pacific coal mines. Evanston was...more


As one critic of the Carson Mansion glibly stated, if hybridity is a distinctly American quality, then this exuberant residence in northern California is quintessentially American. Indeed, this Victorian building is a pastiche of Eastlake (or Stick), Queen Anne, and Renaissance Revival stylistic tropes, but architects... more