Historic Buildings

Walt Disney Tagged This Door, and Other Early American Graffiti

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has assembled a fantastic collection of art and tagging, including a face from 1777 drawn in a British soldier's blood.

10 Gorgeous, Nostalgic Photos of New York's Old Penn Station

Fifty years after its destruction, the iconic building is gone but not forgotten.

Wanna Spend a Night in Philip Johnson's Glass House? It'll Cost You $30,000

A "gift" sold in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, because of course.

A Delightfully Trippy Map of Every Single Building in The Netherlands

The ages of Dutch structures are shown as glorious, prismatic blasts in this obsessively detailed map.

If Other Cities Are Demolishing Skywalks, Why Does Cleveland Want a New One?

The fight against outmoded 20th-century infrastructure.

Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).

What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

You Know What Would Make Egypt's Pyramids Better?

Putting a swing set at the top, at least according this dubious 1930s plan.

Remembering a Pioneer of American Architecture Photography

Jack Boucher spent his life preserving historic buildings with his camera.

Get Lost in Google's World Wonders Project

A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.

In Cleveland, a Historic Building May Be Reborn...as a Parking Lot

Owners hope to add parking spaces inside a former department store.