Civil War

101 Places: Walter Place in Holly Springs

Harvey Washington Walter “challenged [architect Spires Boling] to create something grander than the classic Greek Revival house with tall white columns” (walterplace.com).  Boling’s response was the Gothic towers “topped with castellated battlements.” Battlement: …a parapet with indentations or embrasures with… Read More ›

On Recreating History

I read an insightful short article in the Summer 2009 issue of The American Scholar (pp. 6-7) by Christopher Clausen titled “Sesquicentennial Excess: Must we erase evidence of later commemorations at Civil War sites?” (You can buy the journal at… Read More ›