Florida Tropical House: A house made of stucco

The Florida Tropical House by Leah Konicki Showcasing a State The state of Florida sponsored this house to showcase Florida and to promote tourism to the state. It was the only state-sponsored house in the original exhibition. Originally known as the Florida House, the house is covered in light-weight concrete stucco, painted tropical pink. Other Continue Reading..

Cypress Log House: A house built of logs

The Cypress Log House by Leah Konicki Longevity in a Traditional Way The Cypress Log House was sponsored by the Southern Cypress Manufacturers’ Association of Jacksonville, Florida. Unlike the other houses included in the exhibit, this house was not built of innovative materials, but was rather intended to show the many uses and longevity of Continue Reading..

The Armco-Ferro House: A house made of steel

The Armco-Ferro House by Leah Konicki A House Made of Steel (with Ohio Connections) The Armco-Ferro House was jointly sponsored by the American Rolling Company, better known as Armco, from Middletown, Ohio, and the Ferro Enamel Corporation of Cleveland. The companies collaborated to present a demonstration house promoting steel as a residential building material. The all-steel two-story house Continue Reading..

Homes of Tomorrow at Indiana Dunes

Homes of Tomorrow at Indiana Dunes by Leah J. Konicki Century of Progress Houses Moved to Indiana Tucked away in a quiet spot along the shore of Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes National Park is a cluster of unique houses. Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the houses are remnants of a Continue Reading..

Revisiting the Towpath of the Ohio and Erie Canal

Investigating the archaeology of the Towpath of the Ohio and Erie Canal in Summit County, Ohio by David F. Klinge, MA, RPA Mitigating the adverse effects of modern environmental requirements with archaeological investigation of the Towpath of the Ohio and Erie Canal The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently proposed a series of Continue Reading..

100th ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

By Ann Cramer, Hocking County Historical Society.    This month we mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which established women’s right to vote, or suffrage.  For almost a century of discussions, protests, and movements, the 19th Amendment passed both houses of Congress in 1919. But a majority of 36 states Continue Reading..

Celebrating Port Columbus Airport as America’s Greatest Air Harbor – Part II

by Douglas Terpstra.   The first two buildings constructed are still standing at today’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport Construction of the Port Columbus terminal and administration building and a hangar for the Transcontinental Air Transport Company (TAT) began at the Port Columbus Airport in May of 1929. Although not quite finished, the terminal opened to Continue Reading..

Journal of Ohio Archaeology’s Special Issue on Serpent Mound

Dr. Kevin Schwarz’s article on Serpent Mound was recently published the Ohio Archaeological Council’s, Journal of Ohio Archaeology.  Dr. Schwarz is a Principal Investigator at ASC Group, Inc. This year marks the seventh issue of the Journal of Ohio Archaeology, the Ohio Archaeological Council’s annual, peer-reviewed periodical with articles on a wide range of topics Continue Reading..

Celebrating Port Columbus Airport as America’s Greatest Air Harbor – Part 1

by Douglas Terpstra.   We have a history of work with John Glenn International Airport ASC Group, Inc. (ASC) has completed numerous projects at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (formerly Port Columbus International Airport) since 2002. Our work has included almost all of the disciplines in which ASC is prequalified. The project types have included archaeological (Phase Continue Reading..

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases Architectural historians use a variety of historic map resources as sources of information about buildings and their residents. Nineteenth century county atlases are an important source of information regarding buildings, transportation systems, property boundaries, and property owners. Such atlases emerged in the post-Civil War period as former army officers Continue Reading..