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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

Two Amazing “Accessories”

All summer long I was obsessed with sheds—I wanted one, an old one of course, for my garden but never found the perfect one or the owner of the perfect one, except for the case of a southeastern New Hampshire shed whose owner would not sell to me...
From: streets of salem on 3 Nov 2019

Journée d’études – Du miroir à la maison de verre : production, usage et restauration du matériau verrier dans l’architecture (XIXe - XXe siècles) – 20 Novembre – INHA

Sous le signe de la modernité, de l’historicisme ou du vernaculaire, la journée d’études cherchera à repérer et à analyser les usages du matériau verrier dans l’architecture de la fin...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 28 Oct 2019

Seeking Refuge in the Valley

We finally broke free of Salem for the last weekend of Haunted Happenings—-in the nick of time! It’s just been such a busy month, but on Saturday we abandoned all of our responsibilities and drove west to the Connecticut River Valley to visit...
From: streets of salem on 28 Oct 2019

“Count Brown” of King William County, Virginia

In 1767, William Burnet Brown moved out of Massachusetts. He sold his father’s country house on Folly Hill, “Browne Hall,” to his cousin William Browne, by then one of Salem’s representatives on the Massachusetts General Court....
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Oct 2019

Tony Garnier (1869-1948). Dessiner et construire la cité moderne avant 1920 – Colloque – 13 au 15 Novembre

Le colloque a pour projet de faire la lumière sur les apports de Tony Garnier à la définition de la modernité architecturale avant les grandes réalisations des avant-gardes des années 1920. L’objectif est...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 24 Oct 2019

“Virginia Billy” Comes of Age

The Princetonians profile of William Burnet Brown is a wonderful model of wringing a character study out of limited evidence.Brown left almost no trace on the records of what became Princeton University except in the account books, but James McLachlan...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Oct 2019

Entre monument et pittoresque. La construction du regard sur Notre-Dame de Paris au XIXe siècle – 7 Novembre – INHA

Séminaire « Comprendre Notre-Dame de Paris. De la cathédrale au monument » En 2019 et 2020, l’Inp et l’INHA s’associent pour proposer un cycle de conférences dédié à Notre-Dame de...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 24 Oct 2019

William Burnet Brown, Skinny Legs and All

Like his first cousin William Browne, William Burnet Brown was a wealthy man and therefore rather well documented in eighteenth-century sources and nineteenth-century accounts.However, almost none of those accounts connect him to the fight between John...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Oct 2019

Colloque : « Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). From the Libro di Pittura to the Trattato. The Circulation, Transmission and Reception of Leonardo’s Ideas and Writings in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries » (Rome, 24-25 octobre 2019)

Colloque : « Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). From the Libro di Pittura to the Trattato. The Circulation, Transmission and Reception of Leonardo’s Ideas and Writings in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries » (Rome, 24-25 octobre 2019)...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 20 Oct 2019

Prix Nicole

Prix Nicole 2020 Le Prix Nicole, créé à l’initiative de la Société de l’Histoire de l’Art français, récompense chaque année l’auteur d’une thèse de doctorat portant...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 20 Oct 2019

Out by Day

Work and family & friend commitments have kept me in Salem much more than I care to be this October, so I have assumed the habit of a reverse vampire, hiding myself away during the weekends and nights and coming out by (week)day. I just don’t...
From: streets of salem on 16 Oct 2019

Louis Grodecki et le vitrail

Louis Grodecki et le vitrail Journée d’étude organisée par le Corpus Vitrearum et le Centre André Chastel 22 novembre 2019, Paris, auditorium du C2rmF (Palais du Louvre) Élève d’Henri Focillon, Louis...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Oct 2019

Conférence du GRHAM : « Saint-Pétersbourg, mai 1773. L’inauguration oubliée de l’Ermitage (et des bains) de Catherine II » (Paris, 17 octobre 2019)

Conférence du GRHAM : « Saint-Pétersbourg, mai 1773. L’inauguration oubliée de l’Ermitage (et des bains) de Catherine II » (Paris, 17 octobre 2019) Type : Conférence (entrée libre)....
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 6 Oct 2019

The Atlas of Boston History is a big book. I just got my copy, and it’s 14 inches tall and 11 inches...

The Atlas of Boston History is a big book. I just got my copy, and it’s 14 inches tall and 11 inches wide, 224 full-color pages of maps, charts, and other illustrations of Boston history.I got a copy because I worked with editor Nancy S. Seasholes...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Oct 2019

Mary’s House

I’ve posted previously (several times, actually) on one of my favorite Salem Colonial Revivalists, the author, photographer, and photographic purveyor Mary Harrod Northend (1850-1926), but I am focusing on her again today for two reasons: 1) I’ve...
From: streets of salem on 26 Sep 2019

The Forest through the Trees

COURT HOUSES: constant scenes of dramatic Salem history, from the seventeenth century until today. At present, we have one court house being demolished, one recently refurbished in spectacular fashion, and two long sitting vacant, waiting for their redevelopment...
From: streets of salem on 19 Sep 2019

Minute Man Park Celebrates Its Sixtieth

Minute Man National Historical Park is celebrating the sixtieth year since its creation by act of Congress this month.This weekend there are a couple of recurring programs.Saturday, 14 September, 1:00-4:00 P.M.In the NewsWhat were local people talking...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Sep 2019

An Array of Entrances

There were two very positive developments regarding Salem’s historical fabric this week: the city’s Cemetery Commission voted to close the Old Burying Point during October, thus shielding our oldest cemetery from its annual occupation by Halloween...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2019

Six Hours in Salem

At the end of the nineteenth century, Salem was a mecca for architects-in-training, who came individually and collectively—most notably through the “summer school” of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s pioneering architecture...
From: streets of salem on 10 Sep 2019

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.