The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Real Estate"

Showing 1 - 20 of 33

Your search for posts with tags containing Real Estate found 33 posts

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some People have surmised that the above Advertisement was inserted only to amuse the Publick.” Henry Barnes, a merchant, did not meet with success the first time...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large convenient House … finely situated on the main Street.” Location!  Location!  Location!  Francis Symonds highlighted the location of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2020

March 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dwelling-House (improved last by Messieurs Jackson and Updike).” Location!  Location!!  Location!!!  An advertisement in the March 17, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2020

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Valuable PLANTATION … THIRTY VALUABLE NEGROES.” John Rose and Alexander Rose, administrators of the estate “of the deceased Dr. WILLIAM ROSE,” turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

Salem’s Scholar-Activist

The second president of the university where I teach was Alpheus Crosby (1810-1874), although his title was Principle of what was then known as Salem Normal School, a pioneering institution in both the education of teachers and women. While “scholar-activism”...
From: streets of salem on 18 Nov 2019

Built by a Master Mason

On a sunny afternoon last week, I had to the opportunity to go inside Two Oliver Street on Salem Common, a grand brick Federal house built in 1811 and currently for sale (so you can go in too, if you want). I hadn’t been in the house for a while,...
From: streets of salem on 10 Nov 2019

Reaching for McIntire

There might be a bit of fiction, or historical reach, in the narrative part of this post, but really it’s just an opportunity to show you some pictures of a newly-restored McIntire house which is available for RENT. The Butman-Waters...
From: streets of salem on 11 Jan 2019

Two Sides of Salem

I haven’t been posting on Salem very much: my blog is going to lose its name! Long-time readers will know that I always hide or leave during October as I do not care for Haunted Happenings, but I’ve been out of step with Salem for about a...
From: streets of salem on 22 Oct 2018

A Converted Convent

Disclosure of shameless showcasing of husband’s work! On a beautiful Indian Summer day, with the sun streaming in through the large windows throughout, I toured the former Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame on Federal Street yesterday...
From: streets of salem on 11 Oct 2018

A Huddle of Houses

Last weekend we were up in New Hampshire again as I continued my search for the perfect white antique 3-bedroom (maybe four, no more!) summer house. I was pretty fixated on Tamworth last summer; this summer I’ve decided to explore other regions...
From: streets of salem on 3 Aug 2018

A Jewel Box on Mall Street

Just off Salem Common was a rather nondescript house, long consigned to institutional use, which was rescued by a couple who transformed it into what can only be described as a show house, with every single surface polished and embellished to perfection....
From: streets of salem on 19 Apr 2018

March 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 16, 1768).“WHEREAS the following advertisement was stuck up at divers places …” John Joachim Zubly placed an advertisement concerning a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2018

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 20, 1767).“For further Particulars inquire of EDWARD SPALDING, in Providence.” Edward Spalding (sometimes Spauldin in other advertisements)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2017

Is Purity Possible?

Architectural purity, I mean: there’s no philosophical, spiritual or political rumination going on here. My house is such an assemblage of Federal, Greek Revival and eclectic Victorian styles that I often find myself craving architectural purity:...
From: streets of salem on 22 Mar 2017

Wired for “Effortless Living”

There is a well-maintained Colonial Revival house on Loring Avenue in South Salem for sale right now: it looks unassuming, but when it was built in 1924 it was famous, surpassing, very briefly, Salem’s other notable structures. This house...
From: streets of salem on 8 Mar 2017

November 27

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 27, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, A plantation in the bounds of Middletown.” This notice in the Supplement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2016

November 26

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Keane What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 26, 1766).“To be sold at publick vendue … PART of a TOWN LOT … WILLIAM EWEN, Vendue-master.” I found...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2016

November 19

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 19, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, A SMALL ISLAND or NECK of LAND … belonging to the estate of Col. Kenneth Bailie, deceased.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2016

November 7

GUEST CURATOR: Carolyn Crawford What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To Be Sold at Public Vendue … One Quarter part of a Saw-Mill.” In this advertisement, Benjamin Estes and Henry Estes, two landowners,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Nov 2016

November 5

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 5, 1766).“A SMALL ISLAND or NECK of LAND in the RIVER MIDWAY … known by the name of Baillie’s Island.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2016

Page 1 of 212Last »

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.