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Kirkland Place Historic District

The Kirkland Place Historic District is a historic district on Kirkland Place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The district, which abuts the Harvard University campus to the west, contains an architecturally cohesive and distinctive set of seven houses, six of which were completed before 1857. Four houses were designed by Isaac Cutler, who laid out Kirkland Place in 1855; the make way for these four houses, Cutler moved an 1839 Greek Revival house, now 14 Kirkland Place, to the back of its lot. Cutler's houses are all Italianate houses with brackets; the Loring-Pierce House at 4 Kirkland Place is an 1856 Second Empire house designed by local architect Horace Greenough, is the only one of his designs to survive in the city. The seventh house, a brick house built in 1921 to a design by Ernest Seavern, is small and set back, not intruding on its older neighbors; the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. National Register of Historic Places listings in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sigge Eklund

Sigvard Viggo "Sigge" Eklund is a Swedish novelist, TV producer and screenwriter. His podcast "Alex & Sigge's podcast" is the biggest in Sweden with over 500.000 listeners a week. He lives in Stockholm with two sons and daughter. Sigge Eklund was born in Stockholm, as the son of economist Klas Eklund and the brother of author, real estate broker Fredrik Eklund, he has published five novels at Albert Bonniers förlag. His best known novel is Det är 1988 och har precis börjat snöa, an autobiographical story about growing up as the son of a famous father, his latest novel Into the labyrinth has been sold to 16 countries, including France, China and Japan. In 2004, he wrote the short film Celebrating Lennart and was a co-writer of the Swedish TV show Hombres. In 2008 he created and hosted the talk show Frånvarande, in 2010 he produced the reality show Lite sällskap and in 2011 the Swedish airing of The Academy Awards. In 2012 he started the Swedish language podcast Sigges podcast with Alex Schulman.

Synantrop: en kärlekshistoria. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1999. Den sista myten. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2002. Det är. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2005. Varulvsvalsen. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2007. In i labyrinten. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2014. Emmas analys producer. Kanal 5, 1996. Celebrating Lennart Screenwriter. SVT/SFi, 2004. Hombres Screenwriter. Kanal 5, 2005. Frånvarande Creator and host. TV8, 2008. Lite sällskap Producer. Kanal 5, 2010. Nittileaks Writer. Kanal 5, 2011; the Academy Awards Producer. Kanal 9, 2011. Official website Sigge Eklund named the most powerful blogger in Sweden

St Mary's Church, Windermere

St Mary's Church is in the town of Windermere, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Windermere, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, the diocese of Carlisle, its benefice is united with that of St Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building; the church originated as a proprietary chapel, built for Revd J. A. Addison from Liverpool in 1847–48; this was a simple structure, consisting of a nave, a chancel, a south porch, with a bellcote over the chancel arch. In 1852 a south aisle, designed by Miles Thompson, was added. Revd Addison had financial problems, he sold the church to the town in 1855, it was consecrated as a parish church during the following year. Following this, a number of alterations and additions were made by the Manchester architect J. S. Crowther. In 1858 a north aisle and porch were added, followed by an extension to the west of the nave in 1861.

In 1871 the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin restored the church, added a chancel and a vestry, installed an alabaster and mosaic reredos. They reseated the church, increasing its capacity from 536 to 656. In 1881–82 the same architects carried out work at the east and west ends of the church, added a central tower. By this time the only remaining parts of the original chapel were the nave roof and the south porch, rebuilt outside the south aisle in 1852. Internal alterations were carried out including the removal of the reredos. A northeast vestry designed by George Pace was added in 1961. After a fire in 1988, which destroyed the nave roof, the church was restored by Michael Bottomley in the following two years. In 2005–06 the interior of the church was reordered by Paul Grout; the aisles were partitioned behind glass to make separate spaces, a corridor was built at the west end of the church to link the aisles. The south transept was converted into a refreshment area, served by a kitchen in the south aisle.

A new altar and communion rails were built, were sited beneath the central tower. The pipe organ was replaced by an electronic organ. St Mary's is constructed in slate stone with sandstone dressings and slate roofs, its plan is cruciform, consisting of a nave and south aisles under separate roofs and south porches and south transepts, a chancel, two vestries, a tower at the crossing. The tower is with a stair turret rising to a higher level at the southeast corner. In the lowest stage, on the north and south sides, are pairs of two-light transomed windows; the middle stage contains clock faces in lozenge-shaped frames on the north and south sides, two round-arched lancet windows in the east and west sides. In the top stage are two-light bell openings on each side, flanked by blind arches. At the top of the tower is a parapet with a quatrefoil frieze, a small pyramidal roof; the five-light east window is in Decorated style. At the top of the east gable is a small stone cross. Along the north aisle are buttresses, two-light Geometric-style windows and a porch.

The north transept has a three-light window, an adjacent apsidal vestry. Along the south aisle are windows, some of which are lancets, the others containing plate tracery, a gabled porch. In the south transept is blind arcading containing slit windows. At the west end of the church are three buttressed gables, each with topped by a small stone cross; the west window has four lights, in each of the aisles is a two-light window. The arcades between the nave and the aisles have seven bays; the arches in the north arcade have pointed arches, those in the south arcade have round arches. The arcades to the transepts have two bays; the south aisle contains a meeting room and a toilet. The furniture, other than the added altar and communion rails, was designed by Paley and Austin; the choir stalls are decorated with pierced friezes, have poppyhead finials. The wooden pulpit is polygonal, is decorated with a frieze of pierced tracery; the font consists with black marble shafts at the corners. The stained glass in the east window dates from 1893, is by Burlison and Grylls.

It depicts the Sermon on the Mount. There is stained glass in other windows by different designers. Listed buildings in Windermere, Cumbria List of ecclesiastical works by Paley and Austin List of works by J. S. Crowther List of works by George Pace Bibliography


Lohfelden is a municipality in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 6 km southeast of Kassel, it has three parts Crumbach and the former independent Vollmarshausen. Lohfelden / Vollmarshausen borders in the northwest to the independent city of Kassel, in the northeast and east to the municipality Kaufungen, in the south with the municipality Söhrewald, in the west with the municipality Fuldabrück; the monastery of St. Alban in Mainz received rights in Crumbach in the 15th century; the farmers in the three villages were part-time farmers and since the beginning of the 19th century they had workshops in which they produced parts for the new industries of Kassel. The Brothers Grimm visited the three villages in the 1820s, a drawing by Ludwig Emil Grimm from 1821 shows the late summer in Crumbach, another drawing the church of Vollmarshausen. Around 1850 many people were employed in the industries of Kassel, in 1912 the Söhrebahn-rail as a connection to the town was built. A new settlement between the villages Crumbach and Ochsenhausen was planned in 1919 and realized in the late 1930s by the architect Hannsgeorg Oechler.

The architecture combines elements of a garden town with some neoclassic citations. On 1 June 1941, merged the two communities Crumbach and Ochsenhausen to the new community of Lohfelden. In the area of the municipality, at the former airfield Kassel-Waldau stood the aircraft industry Fieseler, known for the construction of the Fieseler Storch; the factory was badly damaged in World War II and never rebuilt, while the village of Vollmarshausen remained undamaged. The complete population was traditionally Protestant; this changed after 1945 with refugees and workers from other parts of Germany and Europe, today there exists a large catholic community. Individual motor car traffic made the Söhrebahn-rail obsolete, the operation ended in 1966; the track was converted into a walking and cycle path. On 1 December 1970 with the local government reform the former independent Vollmarshausen was added; the new Town Hall was built between Vollmarshausen. Kassel tried to incorporate the rich suburb and contacted the ministry of interior of the state of Hesse.

In 1975 the incorporation failed after the resistance of the citizens of Lohfelden, but the community had to cede some boundaries to Kassel. Both cities made a treaty of cooperation they built together industrial areas, for 30 years Lohfelden get the mayority of local taxes. Carriages and Coaches Museum of Hessen Protestant church in Crumbach Protestant church in Ochshausen Protestant church in Vollmarshausen basswood tree at the old square of Vollmarshausen Bronze Age tombs near Vollmarshausen Old mill Obermühle Garden town SiedlungSource: Eco Pfad Kulturgeschichte Lohfelden Lohfelden has two primary schools, five kindergartens, two nurseries and a nursing home; the soccer division of the FSC Lohfelden plays in the Hessenliga. The local stadium is called Nordhessenstadion. In 1971, Lohfelden developed the business park Kassel-Waldau together with Kassel. A second business park with the name Lohfeldener Rüssel followed in 2009 together with Kassel, it is well known for the service area with the same name on the autobahn.

Lohfelden twinned with, or has sister city relationships with: Berg im Drautal, since 1988 Trutnov, Czech Republic, since 2007 Alcalá la Real, Spain

Germantown Hills, Illinois

Germantown Hills is a village in Woodford County, Illinois 8 miles northeast of Peoria. Germantown Hills is the only incorporated community in Worth Township; as of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 3,438. An agricultural community until its incorporation in 1954, Germantown Hills is now a growing bedroom community in the Peoria Metropolitan Area. Settlement of the area began as early as November 1831, when Methodist Rev. Zadock Hall began preaching in modern-day Worth Township. Soon after, an iron foundry was opened by settler Philip Klein. By 1837, a Catholic church was organized by German Catholics in the area. In 1850, William Hoshor built a tavern and hotel named the "Germantown House", for which the village would be named more than 100 years later. A steam sawmill was built in 1860, in the 1890s, the Union House was erected as a tavern, grocery store, saloon; the area remained completely agricultural until the incorporation of Oak Grove Park in 1954. The village's founders wished to use the name "Germantown" to reflect Hoshor's Germantown House and the area's large German-American representation, but the name was taken by a village in southern Illinois.

Upon its incorporation, the population of Oak Grove Park was 182. In 1967, the name Oak Grove Park was dropped in favor of Germantown Hills; the village's population would rise until the 1980 census, when the annexation of the Whispering Oaks subdivision brought the number to 524. Subsequent development and annexation brought the population to 1195 by 1990. Rampant development, fueled by suburbanization in the Peoria Metropolitan Area, brought the population to its most-recent count of 3,438. Germantown Hills is located at 40°46′17″N 89°27′43″W. According to the 2010 census, Germantown Hills has a total area of 1.677 square miles, of which 1.63 square miles is land and 0.047 square miles is water. Illinois State Route 116, a four-lane divided highway, runs through the center of the village and connects it to Peoria, serving as the focal point for development and residences; as of the census of 2010, there were 3,438 people, 1,175 households, 975 families residing in the village. The population density was 2055.0 people per square mile.

There were 1,218 housing units at an average density of 728.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.5% African American, 1.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.3% representing two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race represented 1.8% of the population. There were 1,175 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.0% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26. In the village, the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 20, 4.2% from 20 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 20 and over, there were 95.9 males.

According to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the village was $99,196, the median income for a family was $105,792. The per capita income for the village was $36,651. About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over. Germantown Hills School District 69 comprises two schools: Germantown Hills Elementary School is responsible for Kindergarten to Grade 2. In 2008, 314 students were enrolled. Germantown Hills Middle School educates students in Grades 3 through 8; the school's 2008 enrollment was 612 In 2008, GHMS was ranked 15 out of the 1357 middle schools in Illinois by results of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Metamora Township High School District 122 encompasses Germantown Hills, responsible for Grades 9 through 12; the village's high school students attend Metamora Township High School in neighboring Metamora. Village of Germantown Hills public Website Village of Germantown Hills Government Website