In the Details

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Look closer. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, we turn our attention to the small details that make a big impact. Magnifying glass optional.

Woodstock, Illinois, United States

Sunnyside Farms

Woodstock would forever be changed by playing the part of a village over 500 miles away—Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

South Sardinia, Italy

Porto Flavia

A fanciful doorway hides a masterpiece of engineering.

Derby Line, Vermont, United States

Haskell Free Library & Opera House

Purposely built to pledge allegiance to two flags, this structure automatically enrolls performers into an international tour.

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Seattle, Washington, United States

Space Needle

This Seattle icon actually began with a bar napkin sketch of a UFO and a tethered balloon.

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Subotica, Serbia

Raichle Palace

This Palace was built and owned by its architect, Ferenc Raichle.

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.

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Lone Tree, Colorado, United States

Lone Tree Arts Center

When this Denver suburb voted to build a gleaming arts center all its own, the whole town was on the edge of its seat to see whether it would be a smash hit… or a total flop.

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Surety Hotel

Once the tallest building in the state.

Los Angeles, California, United States

The Harlan Residences

Golden Age of Hollywood apartments that once housed a speakeasy.

Joshua Tree, California, United States

Monument House

A home built to embrace the desert.

Havana, Cuba

Bacardi Building

Home to a grand design, this structure might make one go "batty" for Art Deco.

Porto, Portugal

Igreja do Carmo

Azulejo-adorned Baroque church in Porto is home to a "hidden" next-door neighbor.

Wiscasset, Maine, United States

Castle Tucker

A complete Victorian home, preserved on accident.

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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…

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Medina, Saudi Arabia

Dhu al-Hulayfah Mosque

This mosque is believed to be the location where Muhammed prepared for his peaceful pilgrimage to Mecca.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Mimi Ohio Theatre

A downtown theater resurrected by a determined group of individuals.

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Simsbury, Connecticut, United States

Heublein Tower

Overlooking Hartford, this Bavarian-style tower fulfilled a promise made by young lovers.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Queens’ College

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

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

State Theater New Jersey

Change before you have to, they say. For this historic theater? Lesson learned.

Venice, Italy

Teatro La Fenice

Venice's "The Phoenix" Theater has literally burned and risen from the ashes - multiple times.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Old Town Hall

Three townhouses and a palace were combined to create this town hall.

Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sulejmanija Mosque

This colorful mosque sits at the heart of the "City of Veziers"

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

The Elizabeth Hotel

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Allen Theater

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

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Tennessee Theatre

Though billed as Knoxville’s “Grand Entertainment Palace,” the Tennessee Theatre has never actually housed any royal residents.

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