Queen's House

Queen's House is a former royal residence built between 1616 and 1635 in Greenwich, a few miles down-river from the City of London and now a London Borough. Its architect was Inigo Jones, for whom it was a crucial early commission, for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I. Queen's House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in the country, it was Jones's first major commission after returning from his 1613–1615 grand tour of Roman and Palladian architecture in Italy. Some earlier English buildings, such as Longleat and Burghley House, had made borrowings from the classical style, but these were restricted to small details not applied in a systematic way, or the building may be a mix of different styles. Furthermore, the form of these buildings was not informed by an understanding of classical precedents. Queen's House would have appeared revolutionary to English eyes in its day. Jones is credited with the introduction of Palladianism with the construction of Queen's House, although it diverges from the mathematical constraints of Palladio, it is that the immediate precedent for the H-shaped plan straddling a road is the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano by Giuliano da Sangallo.

Today the building is both a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument, a status that includes the 115-foot-wide, axial vista to the River Thames. The house now forms part of the National Maritime Museum and is used to display parts of their substantial collection of maritime paintings and portraits, it was used as a VIP centre during the 2012 Olympic Games. The Queen's House is located in London, it was built as an adjunct to the Tudor Palace of Greenwich known, before its redevelopment by Henry VII as the Palace of Placentia, a rambling red-brick building in a more vernacular style. This would have presented a dramatic contrast of appearance to the newer, white-painted House, although the latter was much smaller and a modern version of an older tradition of private'garden houses', not a public building, one used only by the queen's privileged inner circle. Construction of the house began in 1616 but work on the house stopped in April 1618 when Anne became ill and died the next year.

Work restarted when the house was given to the queen consort Henrietta Maria in 1629 by King Charles I, the house was structurally complete by 1635. However, the House's original use was short—no more than seven years—before the English Civil War began in 1642 and swept away the court culture from which it sprang. Of its interiors, three ceilings and some wall decorations survive in part, but no interior remains in its original state; this process began as early as 1662, when masons removed a niche and term figures and a chimneypiece. Paintings commissioned by Charles I for the house from Orazio Gentileschi, but now elsewhere, include a ceiling Allegory of Peace and the Arts, now installed at Marlborough House, London, a large Finding of Moses, now on loan from a private collection to the National Gallery, a matching Joseph and Potiphar's Wife still in the Royal Collection; the Queen's House, though it was scarcely being used, provided the distant focal centre for Sir Christopher Wren's Greenwich Hospital, with a logic and grandeur that has seemed inevitable to architectural historians but in fact depended on Mary II's insistence that the vista to the water from the Queen's House not be impaired.

Phil Drew Although the House survived as an official building – being used for the lying-in-state of Commonwealth Generals-at-Sea Richard Dean and Robert Blake – the main palace was progressively demolished from the 1660s to 1690s and replaced by the Royal Hospital for Seamen, built 1696-1751 to the master-plan of Sir Christopher Wren. This is now called the Old Royal Naval College, after its use from 1873 to 1998; the position of the House, Queen Mary II's order that it retain its view to the river, dictated Wren's Hospital design of two matching pairs of'courts' separated by a grand'visto' the width of the House. Wren's first plan, blocking the view to the Thames, became known to history as "Christopher Wren's faux pas", it may be likened to I. M. Pei's pyramid at the Louvre; the whole ensemble at Greenwich forms an impressive architectural vista that stretches from the Thames to Greenwich Park, is one of the principal features that in 1997 led UNESCO to inscribe'Maritime Greenwich' as a World Heritage Site.

From 1806 the House itself was the centre of what, from 1892, became the Royal Hospital School for the sons of seamen. This necessitated new accommodation wings, a flanking pair to east and west were added and connected to the House by colonnades from 1807, with further surviving extensions up to 1876. In 1933 the school moved to Suffolk, its Greenwich buildings, including the House, were converted and restored to become the new National Maritime Museum, created by Act of Parliament in 1934 and opened in 1937. The grounds to the north of the House were reinstated in the late 1870s following construction of the cut-and-cover tunnel between Greenwich and Maze Hill stations; the tunnel comprised the continuation of the London and Greenwich Railway and opened in 1878. The House underwent a 14-month restoration beginning in 2015, reopened on October 11, 2016. One controversial feature was a new ceiling in the main hall created by artist Richard Wright, a Turner prize winner; the House had been restored between 1986 and 1999, with contemporary insertions that modernis


KEDA is a radio station licensed to San Antonio, United States, the station serves the San Antonio area. The station is owned by Claro Communications. KEDA founded on March 1966, by Manuel G. Davila. KEDA is regarded by some as one of the first Tejano Music radio stations in the United States. Davila's first words on the opening day of his station were "KEDA está en el aire." From its founding KEDA committed to the goal of supporting the local tejano bands of San Antonio. This goal has been attributed by some to the lack of airtime given to Tejano bands in the 1960s. While the radio formats of stations change over time, KEDA's format has remained unchanged since its inception. In 2008, KEDA was the longest-running and last remaining family-owned independent radio station in the San Antonio market; these efforts included the reading of obituaries on the air as well as fundraisers for those who could not afford to bury their dead children. In July 2011, Claro Communications bought the radio station.

The format remains the same with much of KEDA's previous air staff still working there. On March 17, 2014, KEDA went into the FM spectrum at 87.7 FM. Manuel G. Davila Sr. died on July 12, 1997. Leaving the station to his wife and children, his youngest son, Albert Davila was Program Director of KEDA until 2011. Davila was indicted into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Query the FCC's AM station database for KEDA Radio-Locator Information on KEDA Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KEDAQuery the FCC's FM station database for K238BZ Radio-Locator information on K238BZ Query the FCC's FM station database for K260CC Radio-Locator information on K260CC Query the FCC's FM station database for K272EK Radio-Locator information on K272EK

Arthur E. Thompson

Arthur Edwin Thompson was a North Dakota politician and teacher who served as the North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1933 to 1946. Arthur Thompson was born in Milan, Minnesota in 1891, he graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1915 with a B. A. degree. During 1920 and 1921 he took summer school from the University of Minnesota, he married Emma Silverson of Milan, in 1921. They had four children, he served as the Principal of the High School in Tyler, Minnesota from 1915 to 1916, as the superintendent of schools for Washburn, North Dakota from 1916 to 1917, in the U. S. Army during World War I from 1917 to 1919. During his service of 22 months, he spent 18 months fighting overseas. Upon his return, he went back to his post as the Washburn School Superintendent, served in that position until 1922, he served as the County Superintendent of Schools for McLean County from 1923 to 1931. In 1932 he was elected as the North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction.

He died in 1969 in Minnesota. Arthur Edwin Thompson entry at The Political Graveyard Arthur E. Thompson at Find a Grave