Nathan Holth

Recent Updates 

Rookery Building (Cook County, Illinois)

September 15, 2016: New Street View added
Oskaloosa Water Tower (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Riveted steel water tower
September 15, 2016: New Street View added
Haskell Water Tower (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
Humboldt Water Tower (Allen County, Kansas)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
Red Bridge Road Water Tower (Jackson County, Missouri)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
Oskaloosa Water Tower (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
Oskaloosa Water Tower (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
Silver Lake Water Tower (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: Added
McLouth Water Tower (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Riveted steel water tower
June 23, 2016: New photos
McLouth Water Tower (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Riveted steel water tower
June 22, 2016: Added
Rookery Building (Cook County, Illinois)

February 2, 2016: New photos
Sony Pictures Water Tower (Los Angeles County, California)
Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.
December 16, 2014: Added
Michigan State Capitol (Ingham County, Michigan)

September 10, 2014: New photos
Montgomery Ward Company Complex (Cook County, Illinois)

September 1, 2013: New photo
Cedar Point Water Tower (Erie County, Ohio)
Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.
August 31, 2012: New photos
Fort Knox State Park (Waldo County, Maine)

July 17, 2012: New photos
New Hampshire State House (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
State house / capitol building.
July 17, 2012: Added
Marysville Power Plant (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Coal Fired Electric Power Plant
July 4, 2012: New photos
Prentice Women's Hospital (Cook County, Illinois)
Former hospital building with unique appearance and structural system.
May 16, 2012: Added
Indian Hill Station (Cook County, Illinois)
Railroad depot
May 16, 2012: Added
Manitowoc County Courthouse (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)

May 8, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Christ H. Tegen Spelling.
Manitowoc County Courthouse (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)

May 8, 2012: New Street View added
Central Park Historic District (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)

May 8, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Christ H. Tegen Spelling.
Michigan State Police Headquarters Complex (Ingham County, Michigan)
Campus of buildings housing Michigan State Police Headquarters
May 8, 2012: Essay added
Michigan State Police Headquarters Complex (Ingham County, Michigan)
Campus of buildings housing Michigan State Police Headquarters
May 8, 2012: Added
Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri)

April 17, 2012: HABS/HAER photos posted
WJR Radio Transmitting Building (Wayne County, Michigan)
Art deco radio transmitting building
March 29, 2012: Added
Cotter Water Tower (Baxter County, Arkansas)

March 16, 2012: Essay added
Cotter Water Tower (Baxter County, Arkansas)

March 16, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Map (Approximate)
Ottawa Street Power Station (Ingham County, Michigan)
Municipal electric and steam generating power plant
March 16, 2012: New photos
St. Adalbert Basilica (Kent County, Michigan)
Large Catholic basilica church
March 13, 2012: Added
Cathedral of Learning (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
535 feet tall 42 story skyscraper
July 18, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Photos and Description Added
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: New photos
Bellefield Hall (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: Added
Pittsburgh Athletic Association Building (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: New photos
Alumni Hall (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: Added
Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction Building (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: Added
Heinz Memorial Chapel (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Chapel
July 18, 2011: Added
Civic Arena (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned arena with cantilevered support holding retractable dome
July 18, 2011: Added
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Complex (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: New photos
Beechwood Elementary School (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: New Street View added
H.J. Heinz Company (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

July 18, 2011: New photos
Monadnock Block (Cook County, Illinois)

June 30, 2011: New photos
Monroe Building (Cook County, Illinois)
16 Story Building
June 30, 2011: Added
35 East Wacker (Cook County, Illinois)
40-story 523-foot skyscraper.
June 30, 2011: New photos
Merchandise Mart (Cook County, Illinois)
Massive mixed use building.
June 30, 2011: New photos
Garfield Park (Cook County, Illinois)

June 30, 2011: New photos
Singer Building (Cook County, Illinois)

June 30, 2011: New photo
Daniel C. Muller Carousel (Erie County, Ohio)

June 4, 2011: New photos
Cedar Point Water Tower (Erie County, Ohio)
Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.
June 4, 2011: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted March 16, 2012

I added detailed history about the tower from the National Register nomination.

Posted June 4, 2011

This power plant was converted into a Barnes and Noble, making it an interesting adaptive reuse.

Posted April 7, 2011

Based on looking at early 20th Century advertisements, a lot of bridge engineers, contractors, and builders had their offices in this building.

Historic Districts
Posted November 8, 2010

The historic districts are a problem on this website too. If there are 200 contributing buildings, it would be messy to post photos for all those buildings on one page. For that reason, if I find I took a lot of photos of different contributing buildings I manually create individual pages for the buildings.

Posted October 12, 2010

This historic district includes some of the most famous and beautiful buildings and structures of Chicago. Here on Landmark Hunter, these structures have been assigned individual pages and listings for clarity and organization. A list of the contributing buildings in this district along with a map are available by viewing the nomination form, attached.

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Posted October 10, 2010

This really is an interesting history because these various fires that are really part of a shared history are so often perceived as separate. I grew up in Port Huron, MI and the Great Michigan Fire was something I learned about as a young kid since it was local history (something often integrated into elementary curriculum), but I never learned about the Peshtigo Fire or even much about the Chicago fire until later in high school and college.

Posted October 7, 2010

Wow, this is an unusual and interesting station!

Historic places under the radar
Posted August 5, 2010

Mike,

I am used to finding bridges that have historic significance not being listed or considered eligible.

However, I also have been surprised at some of the buildings that are not listed. One of the reasons is probably because unlike with bridges, houses and many other structures are privately owned and the burden is on each individual owner to get their building registered. Many people don't know how to do it or don't want to spend the time.

Another point: Some states have a State Historic Register, and sometimes a building might be listed there but not on the national register. I have found this in Michigan quite a bit.

Posted July 22, 2010

Wow, this is amazing, never seen anything like this!

Posted July 20, 2010

For those interested in water towers, the National Register Nomination for this water tower presents a very detailed history of water towers. It also has a sheet from the original plans for this water tower! http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/PDFs/223182.pdf

Posted July 19, 2010

Be sure to view the full HABS/HAER page for this building, which has over 100 photos and 70+ drawings. The building design is interesting because it includes pin-connected roof trusses with inclined end posts.

Posted July 18, 2010

Attached is a list of all the contributing structures in this large historic district.

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Posted July 18, 2010

Attached is the National Register Nomination for this Historic District.

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Posted July 18, 2010

I posted a full set of photos of Michigan's beautiful historic (and still functioning) State Capitol, including both exterior and interior views.

I tried to take most of the interior views without flash. As such, there may be some noise in the photos, but I hope it conveys the dark lighting that also acts to make the colors inside very deep and rich.

Visitors can walk in and tour the capitol for free during normal weekday hours.

Posted July 14, 2010

I think I know where this is in Muskegon. I plan to visit the Muskegon area sometime this summer, I will try to remember to stop by and get some photos.