Blackfriars Priory School is a private Roman Catholic school for boys situated in Prospect, an inner-northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is conducted by the Dominican Friars of the Province of the Assumption; the school opened in 1953 in its current location, a property called "St Catharine's". The house, now part of the school, was built for James Angas Johnson, a grandson of George Fife Angas. In November 2017, Blackfriars covered up and removed an outdoor statue of St. Martin de Porres after its "unintentionally provocative design... created a flurry of activity on social media, prompting the school to take quick action," according to a news report. The statue depicted the figure of St. Martin "handing a young boy a loaf of bread, which appears to have emerged from his cloak." The boy's head is waist-high with the body of the priest. Students posted photos of it on social media, the next week it was "cordoned off." A photo shows it covered with a black drape. Principal Simon Cobiac said in a statement.
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Jacob de Graeff, was a member of the De Graeff-family from the Dutch Golden Age. He was an Amsterdam Regent and held the titles as 20.th Lord of the Free and high Fief Ilpendam and Purmerland. Jacob de Graeff was a member of a family of regents who belonged to the republican political movement referred to as the ‘state oriented’, as opposed to the Royalists. Jacob was the son of Cornelis de Graeff and Catharina Hooft, the younger brother of Pieter de Graeff. In 1648 Jacob laid the foundation stone for the new city hall on the Dam. Joost van den Vondel wrote a poem to Jacobs Foundation stone. During the summers the family spent a lot of their time at the Palace Soestdijk, he and his brother played with the young William III of Orange – who became King of England and Ireland and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands – at the lake and woods at Soestdijk. After he finished his studies at the University of Harderwijk he returned to Amsterdam. In 1666 he married to Maria van der Does.
Maria died 3 months and they had no children. In 1672 Jacob became a member of the Government of the City of Amsterdam, he was a political advisor to his cousin Johan De Witt. In the rampjaar 1672, after the death of the brothers De Witt and the raise of the House of Orange, the republican-minded faction of the De Graeff family included Jacob and Pieter, their uncle Andries de Graeff and their nephew Lambert Reynst, lost their political positions. In 1674 Jacob sold the hunting lodge and its surrounding fields, now the Soestdijk Palace, for only 18,755 Guilder to William III, became one of the princes captains in the battle at Reibach near Bonn. In the same year Jacob owned 260.000 Guilder. About that he was one of the richest persons from the Dutch Golden Age. Jacob was like his father Cornelis a man who surrounded himself with beauty, he was an art patron to some famous artists. Jacob was painted by Gerard Ter Borch, Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, Thomas de Keyser, Karel Dujardin and Jan Victors and sing by the poet Joost van den Vondel.
Jacob owned the castle Ilpenstein. He died 1690. Elias, Johan E. De vroedschap van Amsterdam, 1578–1795, Haarlem Zandvliet, Kees De 250 rijksten van de Gouden Eeuw: kapitaal, familie en levensstijl, p. 97, uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam, Amsterdam, ISBN 90-8689-006-7 Moelker, H. P. De heerlijkheid Purmerland en Ilpendam, p. 158–166, uitgeverij Nooy, Purmerend Graeff, P. DE Genealogie van de familie De Graeff van Polsbroek, Amsterdam 1882 Bruijn, J. H. DE Genealogie van het geslacht De Graeff van Polsbroek 1529/1827 Jacob de Graeffs Biography at Biographisch woordenboek der Nederlanden. Part 2 Jacob de Graeff at Heren van Holland Dedalo Carasso,'Helden van het vaderland' at the DBNL Catharina Hooft and her sons Jacob and Pieter de Graeff at Vrouwen van Soestdijk Vondel, Joost van den: Adonias of Rampzalige Kroonzucht, Vers about Jacob de Graeff
Charles C. Drake was an American brigadier general and quartermaster of the United States Army Forces in the Far East during the Battle of Bataan. Drake graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1912 and was promoted to second lieutenant in the 7th Infantry Division, he participated in the United States occupation of Veracruz May 29 to October 20, 1914. He was promoted to first lieutenant on July 1, 1916. Drake was promoted to captain and transferred to the 58th Infantry Regiment on May 15, 1917 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; the unit was sent to France in May 1918 and Drake was promoted to Major in June and subsequently participated in the Aisne-Marne Offensive, the St. Mihiel Offensive, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Drake commanded the Quartermaster Corps in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion, he was third in command during the Battle of Corregidor in May 1942. Charles C. Drake at Find a Grave Hall of Valor
The American Bridge Company is a heavy/civil construction firm that specializes in building and renovating bridges and other large, complex structures. Founded in 1900, the company is headquartered in a suburb of Pittsburgh; the firm has built many bridges in the U. S. and elsewhere. American Bridge has built or helped build the Willis Tower, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, launch pads and more. During World War II, it produced tank landing ships for the United States Navy. American Bridge Company was founded in April 1900, when JP Morgan led a consolidation of 28 of the largest U. S. steel constructors. The company’s roots extend to the late 1860s, when one of the consolidated firms, Keystone Bridge Company, built the Eads Bridge at St. Louis, the first steel bridge over the Mississippi River and still in use. In 1902, the company became a subsidiary of United States Steel as part of the Steel Trust consolidation; the company pioneered the use of steel as a construction material.
It went on to do work around the world. During World War II, the company built warships for the U. S. Navy. In 1944, American painter Thomas Hart Benton recorded the construction and launch of LST 768, producing numerous drawings and a painting, Cut the Line; the company went private in 1987 and was sold to Continental Engineering Corporation in 1988. The town of Ambridge, was an American Bridge company town, is near their current headquarters of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. Both municipalities are on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, with access to many steel suppliers, as well as to waterborne and rail transport, to allow shipment of components and subassemblies; this is a representative list, not an exhaustive one. Puente Negro, Culiacan, México Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianópolis, Brazil Silver Bridge, Point Pleasant, West Virginia San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, California Exchange Street Bridge, Massachusetts Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Straits, Michigan Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York Harbor Macarthur Causeway, Florida Built the longest concrete segmental cable stay bridge in the United States Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida Built the longest suspension bridge in South America, one of the longest in Europe.
Orinoco Bridge, Venezuela 25th of April Bridge, Portugal Built the world's longest arch bridge on three occasions. New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, 1977, 518 meters, Bayonne Bridge, Staten Island-New Jersey, 1932, 504 meters Hell Gate Bridge, New York City, 1916, 298 meters Built the world’s longest self-supporting continuous truss bridge. Astoria Bridge, Oregon, 1966, 376 meters Renovations of existing bridges Moved an existing Norfolk Southern vertical lift bridge from Florence, Alabama, to Hannibal, First aerial spinning for additional main cables on a loaded operational suspension bridge. 25 April Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal First stiffening truss replacement on a loaded operational suspension bridge. Lions Gate Bridge, British Columbia, Canada The ongoing Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, in a joint venture with Fluor Corporation, American Bridge-Fluor. Built the world’s tallest building on numerous occasions. Willis Tower, Chicago, 1974, 443 meters Empire State Building, New York City, 1932, 381 meters Chrysler Building, New York City, 1931, 319 meters Woolworth Building, New York City, 1913, 241 meters Built many other well-known buildings.
John Hancock Center, Chicago Aon Center, Chicago Columbia Seafirst Center, Seattle U. S. Steel Tower, 1970 Flatiron Building, New York City, 1902 Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL, 1971 Built the world’s largest building by volume twice. Vehicle Assembly Building, Kennedy Space Center, 1964 Boeing 747 Assembly Building, Washington, 1974 Built two of the most notable domed stadium structures in the worldLouisiana Superdome, 1974 Houston Astrodome, 1964 Space launch complex jacking for McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Built bottom framework for the unique, modular room units for Walt Disney Company at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. Hammerhead Crane, 350ton Cantilever type, Cardwell v. American Bridge Co. Continental Engineering Corporation American Bridge Company home page Hoovers fact sheet on ABC HAER record of at least 81 ABC bridges/projects American Bridge Company Chronological history from the company site Old Economy Village history page with American Bridge Company history.
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Greenwich District Hospital was an acute district general hospital situated in the Maze Hill district of Greenwich, London. It was built in the 1960s on the site of Greenwich; the hospital had its origins in St Alfege's Hospital in Greenwich which by the 1960s was in need of replacement. In order to build a hospital with a large enough capacity for the requirements of the local population on a small site, a single large building was designed - Pevsner described it as "an unusually large enterprise to be undertaken by the Department of Health and Social Security"; the new hospital was open by 1972, it absorbed services provided at the Miller General Hospital in west Greenwich, which closed in 1974. The wards were located around the outside of the building, to receive natural light, while other departments such as operating theatres and laboratories were situated in the centre; the engineering services were contained in gaps between the floor and ceiling of each pair of storeys, so that maintenance work could be carried out without disruption to the running of the clinical areas of the hospital.
The interior design was based on large, open areas which maximised the use of the available space, which could be altered to match changing demands. The entire hospital was ventilated artificially to improve air quality; the hospital closed in 2001, its services were moved to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. Some scenes from the film About A Boy, the music video for Chain Reaction by the pop group Steps, were filmed in the closed hospital prior to its demolition in 2006. An adjacent health centre - described by Pevsner as "an ugly A-frame with forceful raking struts" has since been demolished. List of hospitals in England Greenwich District Hospital