pair formation

Filed under: architecture,Urban Planning,UVA — WmX @ 10:30


Woolen Mills

Filed under: architecture,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 15:51
WM window sawtooth

In a work session the Albemarle County Planning Commission discussed the Charlottesville Woolen Mills property. Seems like they get it. The buildings and the location are a treasure. More than a place to make license plates. A property whose careful rehab and reuse could be pivotal in efforts to reconnect with the Rivanna River.


Torii redux

Filed under: architecture,strange land — WmX @ 13:22
house Rhode Island

Sonotube entry feature. What were they thinking?


architect designed?

Filed under: architecture,strange land — WmX @ 10:47
amateur or pro design?

I walked past this house in Providence RI. Was it designed by the homeowner? By an architect? I think it was desined by a 1970 Buick Estate Wagon interested in easy yard maintenance


strip mall backside

Filed under: architecture,development,signs — WmX @ 15:41
albemarle square backside

the backside of this local mall is more interesting to look at than its front side


day of rest

Filed under: architecture — WmX @ 11:42
rocking chair

UVAHSC used to have an informal policy regarding pictures hanging in the hospital: “no pictures of empty chairs”.


Woolen Mills

Filed under: architecture,neighborhood — WmX @ 09:25

window in a stairwell
Window in a stairwell of the Charlottesville Woolen Mills 4 storey building


day of rest

Filed under: architecture,awe — WmX @ 04:17

arthur ravenel jr bridge
Michael J Abrahams PE, Chief Gesigner of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge


day of rest

Filed under: architecture,God,Virginia — WmX @ 00:49

Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 7133 Rapidan Road, Rapidan, Virginia
Carpenter Gothic, built in 1874, in the Rapidan National Historic District



Filed under: architecture,damage,Urban Planning — WmX @ 12:59


“…built as an addition to a small mid-nineteenth century frame house on Riverdale Drive
in Charlottesville for Minnie M. Barnes in 1912. The addition features rock-faced concrete
block quoins, a concrete block foundation and a tetrastyle portico without
capitals or bases.”- K. Edward Lay

For over a century this house sat on a bluff of the Rivanna, facing east toward
the Free Bridge. It has been torn down in the last few days. What next for this
lot at the eastern entrance of Charlottesville? A drug store?

riverdale site
Entrance corridor. Welcome to beautiful Charlottesville. This the former Riverdale site.

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