National Register of Historic Places listings in Arkansas
This is a list of properties and historic districts in Arkansas that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are more than 2,600 listings in the state, including at least 8 listings in each of Arkansas's 75 counties; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. The following are tallies of current listings in Arkansas on the National Register of Historic Places; these counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008 and new weekly listings posted since on the National Register of Historic Places web site. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are not official; the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number. List of National Historic Landmarks in Arkansas List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Arkansas
National Register of Historic Places listings in Florida
There are more than 1,700 properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Florida. They are distributed through 66 of the state's 67 counties. Of these, 42 are National Historic Landmarks; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. The following are approximate tallies of current listings in Florida on the National Register of Historic Places; these counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 20, 2018 and new weekly listings posted since on the National Register of Historic Places website. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are not official; the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number. Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve List of botanical gardens in Florida List of Florida state parks List of National Historic Landmarks in Florida List of operating lighthouses in Florida List of Woman's Clubhouses in Florida on the National Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submissions in Florida List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Florida National Historic Landmarks Program Florida's Shipwrecks - 300 Years of Maritime History National Register: Aboard the Underground Railroad NRHP profiles by county
National Park Service
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior; the NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management, while making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment. As of 2018, the NPS employs 27,000 employees who oversee 419 units, of which 61 are designated national parks. National parks and national monuments in the United States were individually managed under the auspices of the Department of the Interior; the movement for an independent agency to oversee these federal lands was spearheaded by business magnate and conservationist Stephen Mather, as well as J. Horace McFarland. With the help of journalist Robert Sterling Yard, Mather ran a publicity campaign for the Department of the Interior.
They wrote numerous articles that praised the scenic and historic qualities of the parks and their possibilities for educational and recreational benefits. This campaign resulted in the creation of a National Park Service. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that mandated the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Mather became the first director of the newly formed NPS. On March 3, 1933, President Herbert Hoover signed the Reorganization Act of 1933; the act would allow the President to reorganize the executive branch of the United States government. It wasn't until that summer when the new President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, made use of this power. Deputy Director Horace M. Albright had suggested to President Roosevelt that the historic sites from the American Civil War should be managed by the National Park Service, rather than the War Department.
President Roosevelt issued two Executive orders to make it happen. These two executive orders not only transferred to the National Park Service all the War Department historic sites, but the national monuments managed by the Department of Agriculture and the parks in and around the capital, run by an independent office. In 1951, Conrad Wirth became director of the National Park Service and went to work on bringing park facilities up to the standards that the public expected; the demand for parks after the end of the World War II had left the parks overburdened with demands that could not be met. In 1952, with the support of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he began Mission 66, a ten-year effort to upgrade and expand park facilities for the 50th anniversary of the Park Service. New parks were added to preserve unique resources and existing park facilities were upgraded and expanded. In 1966, as the Park Service turned 50 years old, emphasis began to turn from just saving great and wonderful scenery and unique natural features to making parks accessible to the public.
Director George Hartzog began the process with the creation of the National Lakeshores and National Recreation Areas. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has managed each of the United States' national parks, which have grown in number over the years to 60. Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the United States. In 1872, there was no state government to manage it, so the federal government assumed direct control. Yosemite National Park began as a state park. Yosemite was returned to federal ownership. At first, each national park was managed independently, with varying degrees of success. In Yellowstone, the civilian staff was replaced by the U. S. Army in 1886. Due to the irregularities in managing these national treasures, Stephen Mather petitioned the federal government to improve the situation. In response, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane challenged him to lobby for creating a new agency, the National Park Service, to manage all national parks and some national monuments.
Mather was successful with the ratification of the National Park Service Organic Act in 1916. The agency was given authority over other protected areas, many with varying designations as Congress created them; the National Park System includes. The title or designation of a unit need not include the term park; the System as a whole is considered to be a national treasure of the United States, some of the more famous national parks and monuments are sometimes referred to metaphorically as "crown jewels". The system encompasses 84.4 million acres, of which more than 4.3 million acres remain in private ownership. The largest unit is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. At 13,200,000 acres, it is over 16 percent of the entire system; the smallest unit in the system is Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Pennsylvania, at 0.02 acre. In addition to administering its units and other properties, the National Park Service provides technical and financial assistance to several "affiliated areas" authorized by Congress.
The largest affiliated area is New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve at 1,164,025 acres. The smallest is Benjamin Franklin National Memorial at less than 0.01 acres. Although all units of the Nat
Tom Shannon (artist)
Tom Shannon, is an American artist and inventor. Shannon was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to parents John Kingsley Shannon, a Marine pilot and inventor, Audrey Elizabeth Shannon, he has two brothers and James. Shannon attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he received his MFA in 1971 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. On September 26, 1990 Shannon married Catherine Matisse Monnier, a great granddaughter of Henri Matisse and granddaughter of Marcel Duchamp. Shannon and his family live in New York City. Shannon's work incorporates scientific themes. Shannon built Squat, an interactive robotic sculpture at his father's battery manufacturing plant in the summer of 1966. Squat won the Pauline Palmer Prize at the Chicago Art Institute that year in a show juried by James Speyer and Walter Hopps. Squat, made at 19 years old, was included in the landmark exhibition The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1969, it is considered a seminal work in robotic art.
In 1981, the first of Shannon's large magnetically levitated sculptures, the seven-meter long Compass of Love, was exhibited in New York purchased by the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The system of permanent magnets employed was designed by Shannon. In 1983, Shannon patented and produced an edition of 20 World Clocks with the participation of Fuller and Sadao's cartography. An example is in the collection of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the Smithsonian American History Museum. Pontus Hulten, through the French Ministry of Culture, commissioned Shannon to make a major work for La Villette. Shannon designed a 17-meter diameter spherical array of computer-controlled RGB LED nodes equidistantly spaced like atoms in a crystal, called The Crystal Ball.. In 1991, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm purchased Shannon's first room-sized magnetic array, Compass Moon Atom Room. In 2000, Shannon commissioned Aerovironment to perform a feasibility study for Air Genie Video Airship. A US Patent was granted 2003.
Shannon was commissioned by the Grande Palais in Paris to make a movie of his Airlands project for a major millennial show covering ten thousand years of Visions of the Future. His sculptures have since been included in international exhibitions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Stedelijk Museum, Moderna Museet, the Venice Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Biennale de Lyon, the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Art Tower Mito and the Whitney Museum, he was a featured artist at the 2003 TED Conference where he presented Air Genie, a spherical helium airship whose entire surface is a LED video screen. He presented a series of paintings made by a remote-controlled pendulum in another TED talk in 2009. Shannon's work is idea driven, his subject matter is that of existential conditions, i.e. the forces, characteristics, the web of sensations and knowledge of which we are a part. For example, Ray is a sculpture of the spheres of the Sun and Earth in proportion, the cone of energy, electromagnetic, that connects the two.
Shannon makes magnetically levitated sculpture. The sculptures are suspended using permanent magnets, his series of suspended arrays includes room-filling three-dimensional crystalline arrangements of magnetic spheres each of which orient to Earth's magnetic field like a compass. His recent work includes large outdoor sculptures; the sculpture's internal mechanisms consisted of axles, ball-bearings, universal joints, ball & sockets and massive counterweights, give them the ability to spin, rise/fall and glide horizontally and return to equilibrium. Shannon designed the TED Prize, the Buckminster Fuller prize and the Trophee Jules Verne installed at the Musee de la Marine in Paris. Throughout his career Shannon has used several techniques for making paintings. At first he used traditional brush and ink to create paintings the subjects of which were projects he was working on or projects in a setting, such as a sculpture in a landscape. Shannon developed "Evaporations," a technique where aqueous paint was poured on a sheet of paper, over time – a few days or weeks – the water would evaporate, leaving the pigment in dry "lakes" of color.
An important concept in this painting technique is that the pigment is held "in suspension", a color particle, as it were, "floating" in a fluid. For Shannon, this was microscopic levitation, with a visual record of the pigment's "descent" onto a paper "ground", it was for him a way to co-author a painting with nature, a lesson learned from John Cage. Another co-authoring with nature is Shannon's Trajectory series, where he tossed rubber balls wet with paint on inclined canvases, capturing the natural parabolic curve of the ball's path in gravity; the Paint Pendulum paintings are made using a radio-controlled six color pendulum paint dispenser of the artist's invention. The pendulum paint dispenser, controlled by the artist, released paint in discrete drops, like a large inkjet printer, or smooth flowing streams of color. In mid-2015, Shannon experimented with another painting format, which he calls Aerial Painting, where viewers can look at two-dimensional pattern on a canvas, which optically becomes a three-dimensional image, this without red and green glasses or other mechanical aids.
"Looking'though' a painting is something you do naturally," said Shannon. "It's the same as gazing at a distant horizon. Your brain re-orders space on the canvas, creating a natural 3D space, where objects hover in front and behind the canvas." An example of this technique is the painting "Mind Expansion." For Shannon this is another form of levitation, one of the recurring themes of h
National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles, California. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles, California; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in an online map. There are more than 500 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 22 National Historic Landmarks. Los Angeles is the location of 249 of these properties and districts, including 12 National Historic Landmarks; the properties and districts elsewhere in the county, including 5 National Historic Landmarks, are listed separately. A single district, the Arroyo Seco Parkway Historic District, is split between Los Angeles and other parts of the county. Another property has been removed; the first site in Los Angeles to be listed was the Rómulo Pico Adobe in the Mission Hills section of the city, listed in November 1966 at the inception of the Register.
Several of the oldest historic sites are located in the Los Angeles Plaza Historical District in Downtown Los Angeles. While most of the sites are office buildings or homes, two are ships, twenty-one are current and former branches of the Los Angeles Public Library. Seven temples or churches are listed. At least five sites are related to rail transportation. Included are four hotels, five theaters, four U. S. post offices, four fire stations. To be listed on the National Register, sites must retain their historic integrity, they must be 50 years old, their listing must be promoted – or at least not opposed – by the current owner, so many important sites in the city are not listed. Included on the list are sites relating to the movie industry such as a former office building of the Warner Bros. studios, but no film lots or film studio buildings are listed. Despite the city's involvement in aviation history, only two sites, Hangar One and Portal of the Folded Wings, appears to relate to that. Only a Victory ship and two coastal battery sites relate to the city's military-industrial history.
The listings are distributed across many neighborhoods of Los Angeles, from San Pedro in the south to the northern reaches of Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley, from the Pacific Palisades on the west to Highland Park on the east. Thirty-eight are located in Downtown Los Angeles. Reflecting the sprawl of Los Angeles, the city's northernmost historic site in Chatsworth is more than 55 miles from its southernmost site in San Pedro; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 5, 2019. List of National Historic Landmarks in California National Register of Historic Places listings in California California Historical Landmarks in Los Angeles County, California Given Place Media: City of Los Angeles Map
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments are sites in Los Angeles, which have been designated by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission as worthy of preservation based on architectural and cultural criteria. The Historic-Cultural Monument process has its origin in the Historic Buildings Committee formed in 1958 by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects; as growth and development in Los Angeles threatened the city's historic landmarks, the committee sought to implement a formal preservation program in cooperation with local civic and business organizations and municipal leaders. On April 30, 1962, a historic preservation ordinance proposed by the AIA committee was passed; the original Cultural Heritage Board was formed in the summer of 1962, consisting of William Woollett, FAIA, Bonnie H. Riedel, Carl S. Dentzel, Senaida Sullivan and Edith Gibbs Vaughan; the board met for the first time in August 1962, at a time when the owner of the historic Leonis Adobe was attempting to demolish the structure and replace it with a supermarket.
In its first day of official business, the board designated the Leonis Adobe and four other sites as Historic-Cultural Monuments. The designation of a property as a Historic-Cultural Monument does not prevent demolition or alteration. However, the designation requires permits for demolition or substantial alteration to be presented to the commission; the commission has the power to delay the demolition of a designated property for up to one year. In the commission's first decade of operation, it designated 101 properties as Historic-Cultural Monuments. By March 2010, there were 979 designated properties. Leonis Adobe Bolton Hall 1913 Eastern Columbia Building Griffith Park CBS Columbia Square Studios Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the East and Northeast Sides Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Harbor area Historic-Cultural Monuments in Hollywood Historic-Cultural Monuments in the San Fernando Valley Historic-Cultural Monuments in Silver Lake, Angelino Heights, Echo Park Historic-Cultural Monuments in South Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the Westside Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Wilshire and Westlake areas City of Los Angeles' Historic Preservation Overlay Zones National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles List of California Historical Landmarks Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources: Designated L.
A. Historic-Cultural Monuments website — with'ever-updated' LAHCM List via PDF link. Official Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources website — Homepage Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission website Designated LAHCM Landmarks by Neighborhood — L. A. Department of City Planning website Big Orange Landmarks: "Exploring the Landmarks of Los Angeles, One Monument at a Time" — online photos and in-depth history of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments — Website curator: Floyd B. Bariscale. Big Orange Landmarks: Floyd B. Bariscale's Flickr Photostream — Big Orange Flickr Gallery of L. A. H. C. Monuments
Under the Cherry Moon
Under the Cherry Moon is a 1986 American musical film directed by and starring Prince in his directorial debut. The film stars former The Time member Jerome Benton, Steven Berkoff, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francesca Annis; the film was a critical and commercial failure, winning five Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, tying with Howard the Duck. Gigolos Christopher Tracy and his brother, swindle wealthy French women; the situation gets complicated when Christopher falls in love with heiress Mary Sharon after planning to swindle her when he finds out that she receives a $50 million trust fund on her 21st birthday. Mary's father Isaac provides an excellent adversary for Christopher. Christopher rivals his brother Tricky for the affection of Mary. Prince as Christopher Tracy Jerome Benton as Tricky Kristin Scott Thomas as Mary Sharon Steven Berkoff as Isaac Sharon Emmanuelle Sallet as Katy Alexandra Stewart as Mrs. Sharon Francesca Annis as Mrs. Wellington Victor Spinetti, Myriam Tadesse, Moune De Vivier as The Jaded Three The film was slated to be directed by Mary Lambert, the director behind some of Madonna's and Janet Jackson's most popular music videos, but after disagreements about the film's direction, Prince took over directing himself.
Lambert is listed as a creative consultant in the film's credits. The cast was changed during pre-production. Prince had planned to have Susannah Melvoin play Mary Sharon, but it was clear she couldn't act and was replaced by Kristin Scott Thomas. Under the Cherry Moon, along with its soundtrack album, marked the first of many recorded collaborations between Prince and jazz keyboardist/composer-arranger Clare Fischer, whose orchestral arrangements had by this time become much in demand by pop and R&B acts, stemming from his initial arrangements for Rufus and Chaka Khan in the early 1970s. Appearing in the credits as "Orchestra Composed and Arranged by..." Fischer's contribution was further acknowledged by Prince in both the film's closing titles and the album's liner notes: With special thanks2 Clare Fischer 4 Making Brighter the Colors Black and White Under the Cherry Moon failed to gain any breakout audience, regardless of much pre-publicity including a special MTV premiere in Sheridan, Wyoming.
It was held there. The film earned $3,150,924 in its opening weekend from 976 venues, ranking #11 at the domestic box office, the fourth-highest among the weekend's new releases. At the end of its run, the film's final domestic gross was $10,090,429; the film received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 34% score based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10. The site's consensus states: "Under the Cherry Moon may satisfy the most rabid Prince fans, but everyone else will be better served with this vanity project's far superior soundtrack."In 2016, Peter Sobczynski, writing for Roger Ebert's website, wrote a reappraisal of Under the Cherry Moon, calling it a better film than Purple Rain, stating that the film's negative reception at the time had been the result of people expecting this film to be like Prince's previous film. The film was a multiple winner at the 7th Golden Raspberry Awards, winning five awards; the categories were: Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Original Song.
It was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress and Worst New Star, Worst Screenplay. The film was nominated for a Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Picture. Under the Cherry Moon was first released on DVD on February 8, 2005; the film was released on Blu-ray for the first time on October 4, 2016 separately in a purple case and as part of the Prince Movie Collection. Under the Cherry Moon on IMDb Under the Cherry Moon at Box Office Mojo Under the Cherry Moon at Rotten Tomatoes