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Santa Maria di Costantinopoli

The Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church located on the street of the same name in Naples and located a block north of the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples. Its name is allied to the cult of St Mary of Constantinople, the icon image of the virgin attributed to St Luke, which rose to prominence in 1527-1528, during one of the frequent attacks of plague afflicting the city. During this time, an elderly woman experienced an apparition of the Virgin who pleaded for the construction of a church where her image stood on a wall. Legend holds the image, discovered prevented further outbreaks of the plague in Naples. Construction began in 1575, continued till completion in the first years of the 17th century under the intervention of the Dominican architect Giuseppe Nuvolo; the façade was completed in 1633. The design is conservative with a central linear nave and two aisles, each with five chapels; the interior was decorated in stucco by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro.

The chapel entries have carved lintelpieces by Niccolò Tagliacozzi Canale. The first chapel on the right has an altarpiece of the Madonna of the Purity; the high altar was designed in polychrome marble by Cosimo Fanzago. It frames the 15th-century fresco of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli; the apse lunette was decorated by Belisario Corenzio with a fresco of the Virgin & John the Baptist pleading with the Trinity to liberate Naples from the plague. The arches hold images of sybils. Regina, Vincenzo. Le chiese di Napoli. Naples: Newton e Compton

Albert Beck House

The Albert Beck House in Boise, Idaho, is a ​1 1⁄2-story Queen Anne house designed by Tourtellotte & Co. and constructed in 1904. The house features sandstone veneer on a wrap around porch. Overhanging gables with dimpled dormer vents were prominent at the Fort Street and 11th Street exposures; the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Beck House was constructed at 1101 Fort Street, lot 12 of block 75 of Boise's original townsite, near the site of the Cathedral of the Rockies, completed in 1960. In 1989 the First United Methodist Church, owners of the cathedral, purchased the Beck House and other historic properties in block 75 and planned to build a large parking lot. Three historic homes were demolished, but a neighborhood preservation effort managed to save some of the other properties; the Beck House was moved to the corner of 12th and Hays Streets. Since 2011 block 75 has been managed by Boise Downtown Teaching Farm. Albert Beck was a sheep rancher in Boise, he and partner Obe Corder owned a mining interest at the site of the Sunbeam Mine.

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