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Three Old Churches In Charleston, South Carolina
The oldest church building in Charleston, South Carolina, St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal Church, is a relic of three wars.
The House Of Rebecca Motte, Charleston, South Carolina
The mansion which she made famous should be called the Brewton House, or the Motte House. But a Motte married an Alston, and an Alston married a Pringle, and so many families of the latter name have been associated with the place that their name is popularly given to it.
The Independent Church, Savannah, Georgia
One of the old customs still continued in the church is the assembling of the communicants at a table which is laid the entire length of the broad aisle, as well as in the transept aisle.
The Cabildo Of New Orleans
The tomb of Don Andres is shown in the Cathedral he gave to the people, by the side of the Cabildo which he built for the city he loved.
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
The mission that at length became known as the Alamo was first built on the Rio Grande in 1710, and during the next forty-seven years was rebuilt four times in a new location, before it was given a final resting-place at San Antonio, on the banks of the Alazan River.
The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
That there might be more room for entertaining passing strangers like Mr. Cartwright, as well as hosts of friends, Jackson began to build The Hermitage in 1819, of brick made on the plantation.
Ashland, Lexington, Kentucky
The year before the young lawyer received this flattering notice he married Lavinia Hart, of Lexington. Seven years were spent in rented quarters, but in 1806 he purchased an estate about a mile and a half from town.
Sportsman's Hall, Whitley's Station, Kentucky
Thus replied Esther Whitley of Augusta, Virginia, to her husband William Whitley, when, early in 1775, he had told her that he had a fine report of Kentucky, and that he thought they could get their living in the frontier settlements with less hard work than was required in Virginia.
White Haven, Near St. Louis, Missouri
The family remained at White Haven for a time, and Grant tried to make a living in the real estate business. His partner was a cousin of Mrs. Grant. The income of the business was not sufficient for two families, so he soon gave up the attempt.
The Abraham Lincoln House, Springfield, Illinois
He had ridden into town on a borrowed horse, with no earthly property save a pair of saddle-bags containing a few clothes... Lincoln came into the store with his saddle-bags on his arm. He said he wanted to buy the furniture for a single bed.
The Governor's Palace At Vincennes, Indiana
Vincennes, one of the three white settlements in all this vast territory, became the seat of government. As Fort Sackville Vincennes had been made famous during the Revolution by the brilliant exploit of George Rogers Clarke, who took it from the British after an approach across Illinois and through the flooded valley of the Wabash, for which he will ever be remembered by a grateful country.
The House Of General Rufus Putnam, Marietta, Ohio
In recognition of services like this, Colonel Putnam was made a brigadier general. A reward even greater was his; he won the lasting friendship of Washington.
Monument Place, Elm Grove, West Virginia
This house, which was called at first the Shepherd Mansion or the Stone House, later became known as the Monument Place.
The Castle At Fort Niagara, New York
The story begins in 1669, with the first efforts of the French to secure possession of the Niagara country. It includes also the romance of the building of the Griffon, the first vessel on the Great Lakes, and the episode of the early fortification of the late seventeenth century.
The Schuyler Mansion, Albany, New York
For many years the house was famous as the meeting place of the friends of the young nation. Frequent conferences were held in the library on the proposed constitution.
The Wentworth House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
When, in 1750, Governor Benning Wentworth began to rebuild for his mansion at Little Harbor, two miles from the business centre of Portsmouth a farm-house which dated from the latter part of the sixteenth century, he thought more of comfort than of architecture.
The Wadsworth Longfellow House, Portland, Maine
For nineteen years after the poet's death his sister Ann, Mrs. Pierce, lived in the old home. When she died, in 1901, she deeded it to the Maine Historical Society, that the place might be made a permanent memorial of the life of The Children's Poet.
Writers On Oriental Art
In 1171 we first find any distinct mention of porcelain out of China. In that year Saladin sent to Nur-ed-din as presents, forty pieces of Chinese porcelain.
More Pottery And Porcelain - Chinese
The ancient chronicles of China cite the Emperor Hoang-ti as the inventor of pottery, and date his reign from 2698 B.C. During this reign there is mention of an Intendant of Potteries named Ning-fong-tse.
Chinese Marks On Porcelain
The Chinese use two distinct kinds of marks on their porcelain. The one, the Chinese name of the reigning emperor. The other, individual marks, such as the name of the producer or the factory, the destination of the object, or some figure or outline in color or enamel.
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