History Stories
CATEGORY: Architecture
How Charles Dickens Helped the English Get Fresh Air
November 20, 2017

The country once taxed the number of windows people had—in effect, making them pay to breathe. Read More

America’s Creepiest Motel Can Be Yours. It Comes With Clowns
July 25, 2017

America’s “scariest motel” can be yours for $900,000. Read More

Never Built New York: The Big Apple As It Might Have Been
May 19, 2017

An exhibition on these alternate apple attractions opens this fall. Read More

The Birth of Lincoln Logs
February 11, 2016

Learn how the iconic children’s toy bearing the Great Emancipator’s name was born. Read More

The United Nations Headquarters That Never Was
October 24, 2013

On United Nations Day, take a look back at a proposal to build a massive U.N. headquarters in the remote Black Hills of South Dakota. Read More