Tag Archives: architecture
By The Public Archive | Published: January 12, 2016
[Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010, 16:53.] Image: Cathédrale de Port-au-Prince à Haïti (1922). Source: Gallica.
By The Public Archive | Published: October 22, 2012
The National Palace of Haiti, Port-au-Prince (1912-2012), Georges H. Baussan, Architect. Image: “Haitian White House,” Date Unknown. Source: Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, Lantern Slide Collection, University of Michigan Library. Click on image for larger version.
By The Public Archive | Published: January 22, 2012
The new US Embassy Staff Housing consists of 107 new townhouse units and a new Deputy Chief of Mission residence, along with support facilities, including a recreation center with an outdoor pool and courts, for two separate compounds. The townhomes are large and range from three to five bedroom units. The [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: October 13, 2010
An English visitor to Haiti in the year 1842 described the Port-au-Prince of Boyer’s time as a city of “wooden buildings, with the pavement dislocated or broken up, the drains neglected, filth and stable dung interrupting your steps in every direction.” With all its matchless advantages of situation, this disappointed tourist added, “with every inherent [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: September 12, 2010
Henri Christophe built his citadel in the first decade of the nineteenth century on the top of a mountain more than three thousand feet high, which dominates the fertile plains of Northern Haiti. He built it as a last stronghold against the French if they attempted to retake Haiti. The trip up took a little [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: May 28, 2010
The Minaret of Jam is the second tallest brick tower in the world after the Qutub Minar in New Delhi… Located east of Herat, the minaret stands on the site of what may be the capital of the Ghorid Dynasty, which ruled Afghanistan from 1148 to 1214. The site also includes the ruins of a [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: May 15, 2010
Residence of Mr. and Mrs. André Mangones, Bizoton, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1942). Architect: Albert Mangones. Source: A.D. White Collection of Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library.
By The Public Archive | Published: May 5, 2010
In the last seven years, a small city of concrete apartment buildings and shops has risen on the outskirts of Kabul, not far from the airport. It is the Soviet district, a miniature Moscow that is the center of a separate and reclusive world occupied by the thousands of Soviet civilians who [...]