Cass Gilbert was a prominent American architect. An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota and West Virginia, his public buildings in the Beaux Arts style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy, Roman law and Renaissance humanism. Gilbert's achievements were recognized in his lifetime. Gilbert was a conservative who believed architecture should reflect historic traditions and the established social order, his design of the new Supreme Court building, with its classical lines and small size, contrasted with the large federal buildings going up along the National Mall in Washington, D. C. which he disliked. Heilbrun says "Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, his'Gothic skyscraper,' epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century." Christen and Flanders note that his reputation among architectural critics went into eclipse during the age of modernism, but has since rebounded because of "respect for the integrity and classic beauty of his masterworks".
Gilbert was born in Zanesville, the middle of three sons, was named after the statesman Lewis Cass, to whom he was distantly related. Gilbert's father General Samuel A. Gilbert was a Union veteran of the American Civil War and a surveyor for the United States Coast Survey, his uncle was Union Gen. Charles Champion Gilbert; when he was nine, Gilbert's family moved to St. Paul, where he was raised by his mother after his father died, he dropped out of Macalester College. He began his architectural career at age 17 by joining the Abraham M. Radcliffe office in St. Paul. In 1878, Gilbert enrolled in the architecture program at MIT. Gilbert worked for a time with the firm of McKim, Mead & White before starting a practice in St. Paul with James Knox Taylor, he was commissioned to design a number of railroad stations, including those in Anoka and the still-extant Little Falls depot, all in Minnesota. As a Minnesota architect he was best known for his design of the Minnesota State Capitol and the downtown St. Paul Endicott Building.
His goal was to move to New York City and gain a national reputation, but he remained in Minnesota from 1882 until 1898. Many of his Minnesota buildings are still standing, including more than a dozen private residences, several churches featuring rich textures and colors, resort summer homes, warehouses; the completion of the Minnesota capitol gave Gilbert his national reputation and in 1898 he permanently moved his base to New York. His breakthrough commission was the design of the Alexander Hamilton U. S. Custom House in New York City, which now houses the George Gustav Heye Center. Gilbert served on the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1910 to 1916. In 1906 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, became a full Academician in 1908. Gilbert served as President of the Academy from 1926 to 1933. Gilbert was a skyscraper pioneer. Modernists embraced his work: John Marin painted it several times. Gilbert was one of the first celebrity architects in America, designing skyscrapers in New York City and Cincinnati, campus buildings at Oberlin College and the University of Texas at Austin, state capitols in Minnesota and West Virginia, the support towers of the George Washington Bridge, railroad stations, the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.
C.. His reputation declined among some professionals during the age of Modernism, but he was on the design committee that guided and approved the modernist design of Manhattan's groundbreaking Rockefeller Center. Gilbert's body of work as a whole is more eclectic. In particular, his Union Station in New Haven lacks the embellishments common of the Beaux-Arts period and contains the simple lines common in Modernism. Gilbert wrote to a colleague, "I sometimes wish I had never built the Woolworth Building because I fear it may be regarded as my only work and you and I both know that whatever it may be in dimension and in certain lines it is after all only a skyscraper."Gilbert's two buildings on the University of Texas at Austin campus, Sutton Hall and Battle Hall, are recognized by architectural historians as among the finest works of architecture in the state. Designed in a Spanish-Mediterranean revival style, the two buildings became the stylistic basis for the expansion of the university in the 1920s and 1930s and helped popularize the style throughout Texas.
Gilbert's drawings and correspondence are preserved at the New-York Historical Society, the Minnesota Historical Society, the University of Minnesota, the Library of Congress. Saint Paul Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Cretin Hall, Loras Hall, a gymnasium, a classroom building, the refectory building, the administration building in 1894 were commissioned by James J. Hill. Only Cretin and the Service Center still stand. Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 189
Daily Lives of High School Boys is a 2011-12 slice of life Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Yasunobu Yamauchi. The story revolves around the daily lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori Tabata and Yoshitake Tanaka of Sanada North Boys High school and their various interactions with other students of and around their school and their hilarious coming of age endeavors; each episode is divided with each short being only a few minutes in length. The anime is produced by Sunrise and directed by Shinji Takamatsu along with character designs by Yoshinori Yumoto, editing by Emi Onodera and soundtrack music composed by Audio Highs. Eight five-minute pilot episodes were released for streaming on Niconico between November 3 and December 22, 2011 prior to the television premiere of the full-length anime which included them; the anime premiered on TV Tokyo on January 9, 2012 followed by airings on AT-X, Bandai Channel, TVA, TVO and online streaming on Niconico.
The series was picked up by Hulu for online streaming in the United States. The series was licensed by NIS America for a home media release in North America and by Hanabee Entertainment for release in Australia. Happinet released the series in Japan on 6 Blu-ray and DVD volumes beginning on April 3, 2012. For the anime television, the main opening theme for all episodes is "Shiny tale" by Mix Speakers, Inc while the ending theme is "O-hi-sama" by Amesaki Annainin. "Capsule" by Mix Speakers, Inc is used as the insert song of episode 3. Happinet released the series in Japan on 6 Blu-ray and DVD volumes between April 3 and September 4, 2012. NIS America released the complete series in a 2-disc Blu-ray set with English subtitles on August 6, 2013. Hanabee Entertainment released the complete series on a single DVD volume in Australia on July 31, 2013. Official anime website
Glenville Lovell is a Barbadian writer, dancer and playwright. Lovell was born in a Chattel house in Parish Land, Christ Church and grew up around rich storytelling among the sugar cane workers, his first novel, Fire in the Canes was met with critical acclaim. So too was his second novel, Song of Night, published in 1998. Lovell's work as a playwright earned him the 2002 Frank Collymore Literary Award for the Barbados-based Mango Ripe! Mango Sweet!. Many of his novels and plays have represented Barbados at the Caribbean Festival of Arts. Official Glenville Lovell website Don Rubin. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Americas. Routledge. P. 198. ISBN 978-1-136-35921-7
The Muker are a Muslim community, found in North India and Nepal. They are known as Muzkeri, Makrani, Barmaki and Mukri; the name Muker is said to have derived from the Arabic makeri, meaning those who helped in the construction of Makkah. They were called Makkai, which meant the resident of Makkah, corrupted to makeri, they are divided into the Mukeri and Shaikh Banjara. They rank themselves as Shaikh; the Shaikh Banjara are further divided into the Makrani, Barmaki and Shaikh. Different groups have different traditions to their origin, with the Makrani claiming Baluch ancestry; the Muker in Bihar claim to be descendants of early Arab settlers, whose initial area of settlement in South Asia was the Makran region. According to their tradition they arrived in Bihar during the period of Khalji ruler, were known as Makrani, shortened to Muker, they are found in Bhagalpur and Deogarh Darbhanga, Madhepura Madhubani and Saharsa districts, in Bhagalpur are found in the settlements of Amarpur, Shahkind and Banka.
They speak the local Angika language. The Muker were traditionally peddlers, selling goods, they traded food grains and cattle. Many are now settled agriculturalists; the community are Muslim of the Sunni sect. They have the International Mukeri Tanzeem; the community is found in both India. In India, they are concentrated in Madhya Pradesh, in the Sarangpur, Shajapur and in Uttar Pradesh, in the districts of Bahraich, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Hamirpur. Orai and Rampur. In Nepal, they are found in the Terai region; the community in Bihar is endogamous, marrying in close kinship groups. They practice parallel cousin marriages. Unlike the Uttar Pradesh Muker, those of Bihar are farmers, nowadays they are involved in business all over India 5% are in service they facilitate for higher education to both girls and boys. A few are sharecroppers, their traditional occupation was the buying and selling of cattle, but many have diversified into other businesses. The community are Sunni Muslims, with the rural Muker still incorporating folk beliefs in their Islam.
But the urban Muker have been coming under the influence of reformist sects of Islam, such as the Tablighi Jamat. They have their own caste association, the Bihar Muker Anjuman, which deals with community welfare issues. Makrani large number resident in Sagar, Bhopal,Indore,Pipariya in Madhya Pradesh and Maudaha, Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh
William Whipple Jr. was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire and a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. He worked as both a ship's captain and a merchant, he studied in college to become a judge, he died of heart complications in 1785, aged 55. Whipple was born in Kittery, Maine in the William Whipple House to Captain William Whipple Sr. and his wife Mary, educated at a common school until he went off to sea, he became a Ship's Master at age 21. He married his first cousin Catherine Moffat in 1767, they moved into the Moffatt-Ladd House on Market Street in Portsmouth in 1769, their son William Whipple III died in infancy. Whipple was a descendant of early settler in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Whipple earned his fortune participating in the Triangle trade of the West Indies and Africa, with cargo such as wood and slaves, he established himself as a merchant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1759, in partnership with his brother.
In 1775, New Hampshire dissolved the British Royal government and organized a House of Representatives and an Executive Council known collectively as a Provincial Congress, Whipple was elected to represent Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He became a member of the Committee of Safety, he was elected to the Continental Congress, he signed the United States Declaration of Independence. He was the second cousin of fellow signatory Stephen Hopkins. In January 1776, Whipple wrote to fellow signatory Josiah Bartlett of the approaching convention: This year, my Friend, is big with mighty events. Nothing less than the fate of America depends on the virtue of her sons, if they do not have virtue enough to support the most Glorious Cause human beings were engaged in, they don't deserve the blessings of freedom. Whipple freed his slave Prince Whipple, believing that no man could fight for freedom and hold another in bondage, he wrote: A recommendation is gone thither for raising some regiments of Blacks. This will lay a foundation for the emancipation of those wretches in that country.
I hope. Whipple was given his first commission by the New Hampshire Provincial Congress in 1777. At Saratoga, Whipple was placed in command of a brigade. Whipple commanded Bellow's regiment, Chase's regiment, Moore's regiment, Welch's regiment; as a result of their meritorious conduct at the Battle of Saratoga and Colonel James Wilkinson were chosen by Major General Horatio Gates to determine terms of capitulation with two representatives of General John Burgoyne. Whipple signed the Convention of Saratoga, the effective surrender of General Burgoyne and his troops. Whipple was appointed along with several other officers to escort Burgoyne and his army back to Winter Hill, Massachusetts. Whipple passed the news of the victory at Saratoga to Captain John Paul Jones, who informed Benjamin Franklin, in Paris at the time. News of the victory proved valuable to Franklin throughout alliance negotiations with the French. In 1778, Whipple followed his commanding officer, General John Sullivan to the Battle of Rhode Island, where he commanded Evans' regiment, Peabody's regiment, Langdon's light horse regiment.
After General Sullivan ordered retreat and other officers resided in a house near the battlefield. The approaching enemy fired a field piece from a range of three-quarters of a mile; the shot first tore through a horse lashed outside the house before wounding the leg of one of Whipple's brigade majors, which required amputation. After the war, Whipple became an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, he suffered from a heart ailment, died after fainting from atop his horse while traveling his court circuit. He was buried in, New Hampshire, his headstone was replaced with a new memorial in 1976 in conjunction with the United States Bicentennial. New Hampshire Historical Marker No. 114: North Cemetery William Whipple House, his birthplace in Kittery State Builders: An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire. State Builders Publishing Manchester, NH 1903 Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence. By Rev. Charles A. goodrich, published by William Reed & Co.
New York 1829 Biography by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, 1856 Burial site of William Whipple Genealogical Reference William Whipple at Find a Grave Colonial Hall William Whipple and the Declaration of Independence
Maple GO Station is a train and bus station on GO Transit's Barrie line, located in Maple, Canada. It is Ontario's oldest operating railway station, with passenger service dating back to 1853. Maple Station opened on May 16, 1853 when the service began on the Ontario and Huron Railroad between Toronto and Machell's Corners. At the time, the station was named "Richmond Hill", despite being six kilometres west of that community. Train service was extended to Barrie in 1853, to Collingwood in 1855; the current station building was constructed in 1903 by the Grand Trunk Railway to replace the original Ontario and Huron building, which had burned down. The Queen Anne style timber frame structure is clad in wood using stick style patterns, features large gables in its roofline, it is federally protected by the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act. The building is protected under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, as part of the Maple Heritage Conservation District; the building underwent renovations.
It included repairs to the facade and interior, replacement of the floor, an upgrade to the accessibility ramps. An additional 60 parking spaces were added to the station in the spring of 2015; the station will undergo a redevelopment starting in 2019 including the addition of a second rail track, new rail platforms with a full canopy, a new multi-level parking structure connected to the platforms by a pedestrian plaza, the bus loop will be upgraded. As of January 2018, train service operates every 15–30 minutes in the morning peak period, every 30 minutes in the afternoon peak period and every hour at other times. Outside of peak periods, most trains terminate at Aurora with connecting buses for stations further north. On weekends and holidays, service operates hourly between Aurora and Toronto. Three daily trains in each direction cover the full route from Barrie to Toronto, while the remainder have bus connections at Aurora station for stations further north. York Region Transit: 22 King City 4 Major Mackenzie The station was used in a 1981 episode of The Littlest Hobo.
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