The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York is full of rich history. Constructed in 1852, the cathedral was originally commissioned by Irish Bishop John McCloskey in order to serve his flock of Catholics who fled Ireland from the Potato Famine. Today, the cathedral stands as the second-oldest cathedral in New York state..
Union Station in Gary, Indiana is a passenger train terminal that has been abandoned for over half a decade. Built in 1910, the station was built in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts common in many buildings built between 1880 and 1920 in the United States. Buildings of similar style include New York City's Grand Central Terminal and San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. The station was abandoned by the 1950s when highways became increasingly popular, replacing the needs for passenger trains..
The Morris-Jumel Mansion was built in 1765 as a summer villa by Colonel Roger Morris and his wife, Mary Philipse. It is the oldest remaining house in Manhattan and is now a museum exploring over 200 years of New York history, art, and culture. The building is an early example of Palladian architecture in North America. Filled with period furnishings and reproductions of period carpets and wallpapers, the mansion’s Georgian interior is one of the finest in the country. In this model, enjoy this historic residence in holiday finery.
Check out Our Lady of Guadalupe church in the Chelsea area of New York City. This Roman Catholic parish was established in 1868 for a congregation of Irish immigrants and was considered one of the most important Catholic churches in the city. The Gothic exterior architecture blends French and English influences and features two towers, a gable roof, recessed niches, and a large rose window. The church’s impressive nave is surrounded by marble columns topped with lancet arches, gilded gold trim work, an ornate vaulted ceiling, and numerous figurative stained glass windows, including at least one Tiffany window. Attend a Mass from one of the many wood pews and take in the detailed murals in this New York Parish..
The Home Sweet Home Museum is an East Hampton, New York museum showcasing fine 18th century and 19th century antiques, china, and lustreware. The home was reportedly built in the 1720s by English settlers who first arrived in the New World. The town of East Hampton was the very first English settlement founded in the state of New York..
Helen suffered a stroke in 1960, and from 1961 onwards, she lived quietly at Arcan Ridge, her home in Westport, Connecticut, one of the four main places she lived during her lifetime. (The others were Tuscumbia, Alabama; Wrentham, Massachusetts; and Forest Hills, New York)..