Nod of the Royal Oak

A reader has identified the location of the classical array atop this post. See its conclusion.

Architecture Here and There

10As a board member of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, I am greatly pleased to learn that the ICAA has received the 2014 Heritage Award of the Royal Oak Foundation. The Foundation is an American organization that supports the work of Britain’s top preservation organization, the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Foundation promotes the values of classical architecture and its allied arts in America and in Britain.

The award is given “in recognition of institutions or individuals in Britain or the United States that have substantially advanced the understanding and appreciation of our shared cultural heritage.” This recognition was accepted by the Institute’s board chairman, Mark Ferguson, in a ceremony at the Foundation’s headquarters on West 35th St., in New York City. Here are the illustrated remarks of Chairman Ferguson, as recorded in the Institute’s Classicist Blog, on…

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About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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