sense of place

Quincy, Florida courthouse
Dome of the Gadsden County Courthouse. Quincy Florida, Built 1913, architect Hal F Hentz of Hertz, Reid and Adler. The firm is “known in the Southeast for their Beaux-Arts style and as the founding fathers of the Georgia school of classicism.”
Arkansas Capital building
The Arkansas State Capitol was constructed between 1899 and 1915 on the site of the old state penitentiary using prison labor. These buildings, when, where and how they were built cause discomfort among some. Should they be removed?

Your ability to create places that are meaningful and places of quality and character depends entirely on your ability to define space with buildings, and to employ the vocabularies, grammars, syntaxes, rhythms and patterns of architecture in order to inform us who we are.—Jim Kunstler

Little Rock Nine

John and Kathy Deering sculptors
The location is heavy with meaning. The nine statues stand outside the governor’s office, where in 1957 Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent black schoolchildren from attending previously all-white Central High following a 1954 Supreme Court ruling. When the nine entered, they were under the armed guard of federalized troops.–Houston Chronicle
Ernest Green (b. 1941), Elizabeth Eckford (b. 1941), Jefferson Thomas (1942–2010), Terrence Roberts (b. 1941), Carlotta Walls LaNier (b. 1942), Minnijean Brown (b. 1941), Gloria Ray Karlmark (b. 1942), Thelma Mothershed (b. 1940), and Melba Pattillo Beals (b. 1941). Ernest Green was the first African American to graduate from Central High School.–Wikipedia