During a recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan I had the opportunity to visit the Meyer May House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was commissioned in 1908 by Meyer S. May and was built between 1908-1909 by Wright. It is considered an example of Wright's Prairie School era work. In 1985 Steelcase, a … Continue reading Meyer May House
Northern Breweries Ltd. was a Canadian brewing company founded in 1907 by the Doran, Mackey, and Fee families. Located in Northern Ontario the company played a significant role in many northern communities and the built history of these facilities are still being considered locally. The company originally started in Sudbury as the Sudbury Brewing and … Continue reading Brewing Monopoly in Ontario: Northern Breweries Ltd.
Memories can be deeply connected to a specific place or building. When a place that is the foundation of many memories is closed, dismantled, or significantly changed it can be challenging for those who hold the place dear. Last week I attended the closing service a local united church. It was an emotional and moving … Continue reading Days Gone By: Built Heritage and Church Closures