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Handcrafted Art Deco style entry designed by J Ronald Reed.  Reed is a member of the Art Deco Society International and was recently honored by the London Art Deco Society for discovering an unknown Art Deco Historic District within Granada, Nicaragua and 16th Century Colonial UNESCO world heritage landmark city.  

The Art Deco Society London is to publish photographs and assist Reed in publishing a Walking Tour Route that identifies both Art Deco Districts in Granada.  The findings are to be presented at the World Congress being held in 2013 in Havana, Cuba which is the focus of restoration efforts for Art Deco structures in the Caribbean and Central America.

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This is the second year that I attended The Art Deco Society of Virginia’s Gatsby Afternoon Picnic and I had just as good of a time this year as I did the first. The picnic was held on the lawns of the Wilton House Museum – located in Richmond’s West End – and there was no shortage of boaters, flappers, and jazz. What more could a guy ask for?

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The Art Deco Society’s next event will be the Jazz Age Preservation Ball. Click [here] for more information. As for the Gatsby Afternoon Picnic, I’m looking forward to year number three.

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There are members of the illustrious Art Deco Society who belong to the nefarious underground Bengal Club, the drinking club with a war gaming problem.

I was part of the Silver Spring/Takoma Park Traffic Coalition which worked with the Arts Deco Society and other groups to preserve the Silver Theatre. The Silver Triangle Project proposed the demolition of this historic theater. Our organizations worked hard in 1987 to advocate for more reasonable development and to preserve the theater and historic shopping center at Colesville and Georgia. This was a tremendous victory for the citizens of the area in winning this battle for more reasonable development and for historic preservation. The ultimate successful development of downtown Silver Spring is a product of that vision.

–Tony Hausner

(Photo: pre-renovation Silver Theatre, fall 2000)

The Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Turns 10

The Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Turns 10

Labor Day Weekend At The Queen Mary – August 28 to September 1

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The Queen Mary, in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA), celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Art Deco Festival with a robust program of activities extended to five days. Largely influenced by the architecture and design of its time, the Queen Mary is the world’s largest floating collection of Art Deco. The…

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6 Awesome Places to Visit in Chicago

6 Awesome Places to Visit in Chicago

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English: Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Chicago boasts a variety of interesting and exciting places that should be visited. Whether this is your first time visiting Chicago or you have visited numerous times and never took the time to visit these places, you owe it to yourself to take the time. Best Things to Do in Chicago | U.S.News Travel Ranking of the top 14…

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