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Seattle, Washington, United States

Graduate Seattle

An Art Deco hotel with a rooftop view of the mountains.

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Seattle, Washington, United States

Paramount Theatre

The first theater in the US with a convertible audience space.

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Washington DC, United States

Georgetown Custom House and Post Office

Today, we’ll tell you the tale of how a post office became the battleground in a town’s fight for its very existence in the United States' earliest days.

Silver Plume, Colorado, United States

Bread Bar

This bar is housed in a historic 19th century bakery.

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Southport, Maine, United States

Dogfish Head Point

Welcome to Dogfish Head point, home to beer, lobster, and lobster beer.

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York, Maine, United States

Grain Surfboards

A surfing company who's grains have found their way into hops.

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Wiscasset, Maine, United States

Castle Tucker

A complete Victorian home, preserved on accident.

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Bristol, Maine, United States

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

A former Keeper of this lighthouse is the only person to be awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Gold Lifesaving Medal–America’s highest military and civilian decorations.

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Ketchum, Idaho, United States

Pioneer Saloon

Now known for its margaritas as well as displaying one of the author’s hunting rifles, one could assume Hemingway today would be more than happy to continue hanging out at the establishment—especially for its infamy as an illegal gambling den in the bar’s early history. 

Ketchum, Idaho, United States

Community Library

Located all around the world. Founded by a group of 17 enterprising women from the Sun Valley area, the Community Library holds a unique chapter in the region’s history. 

Sun Valley, Idaho, United States

Sun Valley Resort & Lodge

In 1936, this Idahoan valley traded sheep for ski enthusiasts--and has never looked back.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland Institute of Music

Like the best compositions, this conservatory's story began with the humility of a single note, then built and built until something truly beautiful was born…

South Ayrshire, Scotland

Girvan

When people think of Scotland, pristine, long, sandy beaches are probably not top of mind. The people of Girvan, however, would like a word.

St Andrews, Scotland

Old Course

The oldest golf course in the world was almost dumped for archery.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Mimi Ohio Theatre

A downtown theater resurrected by a determined group of individuals.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Graduate Cambridge

With a history-centric design, the hotel reflects the culture and tradition of its town.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Queens’ College

Owing its name to two Queens, this hall is located in one of the oldest colleges at Cambridge University.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Parker Library

Welcome to Cambridge University’s Parker Library, the crown jewel of historical artifacts in a place that was founded just a few years before the Magna Carta was signed.

Oxford, United Kingdom

All Souls College

This college is virtually unchanged since its opening in 1438, whispering centuries of stories to its visitors. The most famous tale of all? A Duck on Parade.

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

The Elizabeth Hotel

A new hotel named after the Mother of Fort Collins...or is it Auntie?

Idaho Springs, Colorado, United States

Idaho Springs

Discover the mountain treasures of Idaho Springs, the birthplace of the Colorado Gold Rush and home of the first commercialized hot springs in America.

Denver, Colorado, United States

Historic Elitch Garden Theater

Step into this historic palace for the arts and discover a success story for the ages, starring one of the most incredible women in American history.

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

Avalon Theater

The small, rugged town of Grand Junction was once no more than a pit stop along the train route between Denver and Salt Lake City. Then came the Avalon.

Rochester, New York, United States

Kodak Tower

This photogenic tower is the headquarters of one of the world's most famous camera brands, and fought to continue to be Rochester's tallest tower.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Allen Theater

Built in 1921 as a movie house that can only be described as palatial.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

RISD Nature Lab

Students are encouraged to seek inspiration often hidden in plain sight - or rather as seen through a super-microscope.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Graduate Hotel Providence

While Jazz Age socialites flocked to this iconic hotel--some guests couldn't wait to fly away!

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Providence Athenaeum

From sultry romances to path-paving protagonists - the shelves of this 200-year-old library have no shortage of stories to share.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Rhode Island State House

Most of the tales we hear about America’s early days are led by protagonists named Franklin, Madison, or Adams… but not this time.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Hanna Theatre

Not only did it survive the Great Depression, the Hanna would go on to become the preeminent theater in the region.

Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, United States

Dog Chapel

All dogs go to heaven--but we get a Dog Chapel.

Rochester, Vermont, United States

Apple Hill Farm

Ezekiel was known for his “if we can grow it, we’ll grow it” attitude.

Edinburgh, Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

The national museum where one can find marvelous machinations, Dolly the cloned sheep....and possibly a Hoodwink?

Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Would you believe the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland was built by a man named “Concrete Bob”?

Fort William, Scotland

The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

Following in the footsteps of your heroes is never easy, but if your hero is Sir Hugh Munro you’ve got a tough mountain to climb to reach your goal.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

This Philadelphia museum is the oldest in the United States, and home to a prestigious art school for gifted, aspiring artists eager to hone their craft.

Appin, Scotland

Castle Stalker

Before you know it, you’ve lost your clan’s castle in a drunken bet.

Angoulême, France

Angoulême Cathedral

This Cathedral has spiritual roots in pre-Christian France, both in location and architecture.

Angoulême, France

Musée d’Angoulême

Twenty-four centuries later, one precious item is the premier item in the Musée d’Angoulême. But is it the real relic or just a replica?

Angoulême, France

Angoulême Town Hall

When besieged by Vikings, it was fit to become a castle; when inspired with the republican spirit, it's become a space for public debate and local government.

Puymoyen, France

Moulin du Verger

"If there's a right way to make a piece of paper, it's the way that they've been doing it for 500 years at the water-powered mill."

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Severance Hall

Due to the gilded facades and immense grandeur of the space, it’s easy to miss parts of the hall that at one time made it unique.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Gartner Auditorium

A grand organ's renovated concert space is housed in an unexpected institution.

Lewes, Delaware, United States

Lightship Overfalls

Despite the sci-fi sounding name, this lightship is a rare homage to how ships are protected in deep or onerous terrain where it is difficult to construct lighthouses.

Bokeelia, Florida, United States

Historic Fishing Shacks

These humble seafaring shacks are all that's left of a once booming fishing industry.

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Burroughs Home & Gardens

A mansion that hosted a cast of characters that were the envy of all Ft. Myers.

Sanibel Island, Florida, United States

Sanibel Island

Many of the island’s hotels even offer special sinks in guest rooms for the purpose of washing new additions to collections. 

Tokyo, Japan

Meiji Jingu

A shrine where the living venerate the spiritual world through sake offerings.

New York, New York, United States

American Museum of Natural History

That spirit of exploration is shared by museum goers, as they’re invited to observe 45 permanent exhibition halls—including one dedicated to the extraordinary achievements of intrepid polar explorer.

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Daytona International Speedway

If Daytona was going to be the world capital for competitive speed, it was going to need a precise timer.

Rochester, New York, United States

George Eastman Museum

He not only invented roll film, his coined slogan told the success story simply and pointedly, ‘You push the button, we do the rest.’

Killyleagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Killyleagh Castle

Ireland’s oldest castle—and among the most ancient, still-inhabited castles in the world.

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Floyd Bennet Field

When Lindbergh returned from his heroic flight, he immediately set out to design the Hour Angle wristwatch and found a willing partner for its manufacture in Longines.

Turin, Italy

Musy Padre e Figli

The tiara, which has remained with the family for over 150 years, is believed to have been created by Musy Padre e Figli – Court Jeweller of Turin, and one of the oldest goldsmiths in Europe.

New York, New York, United States

Minetta Tavern

Established in the years following Prohibition, the Tavern quickly became a hotspot to enjoy a spirit in public, along with a dash of camaraderie.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States

Peter Luger Steak House

The beloved New York steakhouse has stood in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for over a century.

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New York, New York, United States

Sushi Noz

An Omakase-style restaurant, meaning patrons don’t presume to order but rather they “entrust” the chef to offer the finest culinary experience.

New York, New York, United States

Sant Ambroeus

In 1936, two pastry chefs joined forces to open a café just steps from Teatro La Scala, the legendary opera house.

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New York, New York, United States

Katz’s Delicatessen

As New York City’s oldest active original Jewish deli, Katz’s is an unquestioned institution of both culinary and cultural influence.

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New York, New York, United States

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Opened in 1920, it is the oldest continuously running restaurant in Chinatown.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn Bridge

With gothic arches that rise “like majestic cathedral windows,” the structure not only symbolized the era’s optimism, but stood as a work of art in its own right.

Washington DC, United States

Hillwood Estate

A mid-1950s Estate belonging to the heir of an American cereal empire showcases a lifestyle of 18th century European décor while also providing a space for the occasional philanthropic party…or two.

Washington DC, United States

The Renwick Gallery

Became the first museum intentionally designed for art to "encourage American genius," and so was dubbed the "American Louvre" to establish Washington as the cultural center of the nation.

Washington DC, United States

Larz Anderson House

Once described as a “Florentine villa in the midst of American independence,” this turn-of-the-20th century aristocratic mansion was built in a European state of mind with its dominating English and Italian influences.

Washington DC, United States

Union Station

The 96-foot high Main Hall coffered ceiling is an example of an interior indebted to Burnham’s signature neoclassical design as its gold leaf trim reflects the natural light entering from the large Diocletian windows.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corpus Christi College

During the 14th century, the Bubonic Plague led to the founding of Corpus Christi College.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Hotel

This Georgian-style theatre sits at the base of what once was the news hub of Scotland---and carrier pigeons.

New York, New York, United States

Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs

Welcome to Tiny’s - a three-story landmark townhouse dating back to the 1800s that today houses a family run restaurant & bar.

Washington DC, Washington DC, United States

Lincoln Theatre

One of the oldest movie theaters in DC, the Lincoln Theatre hosted silent films, vaudeville acts, and legendary jazz performers before being transformed into a movie theater.

Washington DC, Washington DC, United States

Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall

This campus building at Howard University was built in honor of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and designed by prominent African American architect Albert Cassell.

Lewes, Delaware, United States

Dogfish Inn

Opened in 2014, Dogfish teamed up with Studio Tack in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Lighthouse Construction in Magnolia to design and renovate the property.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States

Dolles Candyland

For nearly 100 years, Dolles Candyland continues to operate using the same recipes for taffy, caramel, chocolate & brittle.

Milton, Delaware, United States

Futuro House

This did not come from space, it came from Finland!

Kerhonkson, New York, United States

The Starlite Motel

This sixties style boutique motel from the Catskills of New York outfits each room with custom organic bath products and local artwork in a Miami art deco atmosphere.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Taxi

Tokyo's taxi cabs still have a unique feature installed to impress foreigners who visited the city for the 1964 Olympics.

Seattle, Washington, United States

Union Station

This historic train station in Seattle, Washington is built atop a giant rubber ring that renders the structure earthquake-proof.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan Railways

East Japan Railway Company operates the world's busiest train system, with 6.6 million passengers every day.

Tokyo, Japan

Kabuki-za Theatre

This theatre, evoking Baroque-Japanese revivalist style and pre-Edo period design, is devoted to the art of Kabuki, staging performances that can last an entire day.

New York, New York, United States

Gramercy Typewriter Co.

While many people are just starting to use typewriters as a retro form of communication, this NYC-based company has been in the business for nearly a century.

Vienna, Austria

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The "first" art catalogue and theft in Vienna's largest Art Museum. Two anecdotal tales of the Habsburg Empire's fascination with the Arts encapsulate the countless stories to be shared about Vienna's bedazzling institution.

Tokyo, Japan

Shinkansen

This high-speed railway in Japan is known as the world's most efficient passenger railway - with no accidents, passenger fatalities or significant delays in over 50 years.

Como, Lake Como, Italy

Navigazione Lago di Como

Lake Como's highly efficient ferry system provides service to the many small towns that dot the coastline.

Tokyo, Japan

Yama No Yu Sento

This Japanese onsen features a traditional bathhouse painting by artist Kiyoto Maruyama.

York, Maine, United States

Cape Neddick Light

One of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, steeped in maritime history.

Kyoto, Japan

ICC Kyoto

This conference center was built from a design selected during Japan's first-ever public design contest.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

The Arcade

Built in 1890, this remarkable Arcade is known as the first indoor shopping mall in the United States.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna State Opera

Austrians took pride in this opera house. After a bombing in 1945, the building was reconstructed, and performances were broadcast on national television.

Vienna, Austria

Albertina Museum

Museum housing the most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints.

Glasgow, Scotland

Ibrox Stadium

This historic Scottish football stadium underwent major renovations following not just one, but two fatal disasters.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Providence Public Library

Multiple societies came together in the late 1800s to create the first free public library in Rhode Island, which later morphed into this magnificent structure.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Malley’s Chocolates

Each 88-foot silo could contain ~100,000 pounds of its respective raw ingredient.

Estes Park, Colorado, United States

Stanley Hotel

A one-night stay at the Stanley Hotel sparked the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining.

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