David Glass House - San Ramon by rschnaible According to Wiki - The 16-acre (6.5 ha) farm is located at the base of the Berkeley Hills, and Oak Creek divides it in two almost equal parts. The northern portion of the site contains all of the structures built or used by the Boones, except for the cistern, which sits atop a hill on the southwest corner of the property. The structures include two houses, fourteen outbuildings and two pergolas. The houses represent almost a century of residential development in the valley. The Boone House is a 22-room Dutch colonial that was remodeled several times since it was built in 1900. This home will eventually serve as a retreat and meeting center. The fourteen outbuildings, which vary significantly in date of construction and size, include a barn originally built in the period from 1850 to 1860, a 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) farm equipment and automobile storage structure and a three-building walnut processing plant that includes a three-story hulling and drying structure.

The southern portion of the property is now home to the David Glass House, a Victorian style structure dating to the late 1860s to early 1870s. This home was relocated from its original site at Lora Nita Farm. The Glass House is a two-story, wood-frame dwelling with a one-story rear wing, which may be older than the main body of the house. The tank house, somewhat modified from historic condition, is a two-story, wood-frame structure that is probably slightly later in date than the house. The Glass House exterior will soon be restored to its original beauty. Following that part of the project, the landscaping around the home will be reworked to resemble a photo of the home from 1890s.

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“President Obama honored a very special veteran [in the White House Oval Office recently]: 110-year-old Emma Didlake. A resident of Detroit, Didlake is believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran.

‘We are so grateful that she is here with us today… She is a great reminder not only of the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made.’ Obama said, but also the ‘trailblazing’ by women and African-American veterans.

Didlake ‘was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal,’ the White House said in a statement.” David Jackson, USA Today 

“Known to family as ‘Big Mama,’ Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she 'wanted to do something different’ and signed up for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, said her granddaughter, Marilyn Horne. She served stateside for about seven months during the war, as a private and driver.

After she was discharged, she and her family moved to Detroit in 1944 – and she quickly joined the local NAACP chapter. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 and received a lifetime achievement award two years ago from the chapter.” Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press 

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Crystal River Tree House, designed by Green Line Architects and “tree house expert” David Rasmussen.

The 230 square-foot tree house is mainly supported by log columns, since the trees on the property weren’t strong enough to build on. All framing materials for the house are reclaimed timber, including the sheathing and siding which are locally-sourced white pine and cedar. The walls are insulated and there’s also a wood stove to keep the space cozy in winter.

House of David Museum - Watervliet, Michigan 

The House of David was an apocalyptic cult that formed a commune community which focused on clean, hirsute living, celibacy, and most memorably their minor league baseball team.

Founded in the late 1800’s on 1,000 acres of land, the new society farmed and developed a shockingly sophisticated series of services such as their own electricity, cold storage, and cannery. However the House of David is likely best remembered for its shockingly successful baseball teams. 

The community’s founder was a big sports fan and believed that such endeavors were good for both the body and the soul. Starting in 1913, the commune had started playing competitive baseball and within just a couple of years, the players had fallen into a strict training regimen. By the 1920’s the House of David players had become a fairly famous “barnstorming” sensation, traveling around and playing exhibition matches. Many of the players caught the attention of the major leagues, but the House of David forbid the cutting of their hair, so the trademark beards that made the team recognizable also made them unfit to move up to the pros. Despite the bearded ceiling, the teams managed to gain a great deal of notoriety and some teams even took on professional players who would grow a beard or sometimes even wear fake beards in solidarity with their teammate’s religion.

Visit the House of David Museum for its full history, on Atlas Obscura…

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The House of David Baseball team

The House of David Baseball team photo taken in Benton Harbor Michigan. This religious team began playing in 1913 and became famous during the 1920s through 50s playing amateur and semi-pro teams in exhibition games. [ Enlarged photo & more detailed information: House of David Baseball Team ]


Private House in Corrubedo David Chipperfield Architects

This house occupies a gap in the main street of the small Galician fishing village Corrubedo. Sitting at the northern edge of a large protected bay on Spain’s north-west Atlantic coast, the site offers dramatic views out over the harbour and to the sea beyond. All the buildings along the harbour have frontages facing the village rather than the sea. Complicit with the vernacular setting on the one hand but on the other looking to fully exploit the views afforded by its location, all of the house’s internal spaces are oriented towards the ocean.