Editors’ Note on Updating Content (Summer 2020)

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 this summer 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.


Lincoln Creek Day School

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 sought to reverse policies focused on allotment and assimilation, ending interference with religious practice and cultural expression, decreasing federal control, and increasing Indian self-government. ... more

Chinese Joss House Museum

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 home to a substantial Chinese population from the early 1870s through the 1890s. The census of 1880 listed more than 100 Chinese residents in a town of 1,200. ... more

International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 Hall

The current hall of Local 1422 replaced a predecessor at 910 Morrison Drive, a distinguished work of architecture (1984, Ray Huff) removed to make way for construction of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge across the Cooper River (2001–2005, Parsons Brinckerhoff with Palmetto Bridge Constructors). Both halls were designed by African American architects for an organization with a large proportion of African American members. ... more

Scott Joplin State Historic Site

This State Historic Site celebrates the great contribution to American music by Scott Joplin, "The King of Ragtime." Joplin, born in Texas in 1868, was a child prodigy who learned to play several instruments and to compose and improvise music, both classical and inspired by black musicians of the minstrel tradition. He moved to Sedalia, Missouri, where in 1896 he enrolled in the music department at George R. Smith College and produced his first well-known publication, "The Maple Leaf Rag," which became a national sheet-music best seller. With a growing national reputation, Joplin and his wife, Belle, moved to St. Louis in the spring of 1900. ... more

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