Main entrance to Hull House. Twenty Years at Hull Housep.
Hover your mouse over the picture for info! To move to the next image hover over the small band of image on the left or right. Notes about the above pictures. The five images are taken from earlier versions of the home page. They are gathered on the lawn in front of the central part of the hall, the semi-circular bay, is just out of shot on the left.
The man wearing the hat behind the 3 nurses in the far distance, looks like Colonel Frederick Richard Gascoigne, his wife Gwendolen is in the foreground holding an umbrella, standing next to Herbert Prater Estate Manager.
More information is in the mines section here. More information is available here in the Estate Section. So much so in fact that much of the place will be unrecognisable. I hope this never happens, there are plenty of places which would be better suited to a new town.
Destroying Parlington to achieve a new settlement is clearly the final realisation of the original purchase of the estate in ! If you feel you would like to oppose the development you can apply to Leeds City Council, one easy way to do this is to visit save-parlington.
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Giving away the Triumphal Arch! It seems that at the suggestion of none other than Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, who first raised the idea, the Triumphal Arch was considered as a gift to the USA to commemorate their bi-centenary in of the American declaration of Independence.
On one level we might think it would have raised the profile of Parlington in the national conscious, but at another level it shows a cavalier disregard of our own heritage and national monuments.
The very idea of bureaucrats measuring up the old arch ready for dismantling and boxing up for shipment to the USA is quite enough to make me weep. The significance of the arch is that it is, where it is!! Moving it destroys its intent for which Sir Thomas had it constructed.
The point about Sir Thomas and his significance at that time, is something that Alex is hoping will be re-addressed following the acceptance of an abridged version his dissertation for publication in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
I fully support his view that Sir Thomas was significant. Visit the section on the Triumphal Arch here.
Walk Round Barnbow I had a walk around Barnbow recently, taking a stroll from off the Garforth to Barwick road just lower down than the golf course.
You follow the path of the Cock Beck, and then away up the hill to where the old Gascoigne home used to be at the brow of the hill.
Barnbow Hall was abandoned and eventually demolished, sounds familiar! A few photographs in a slideshow below.
The photograph above shows a huge bough from an adjacent tree which has collapsed and fallen right across the folly! Naturally I had to investigate as any further disintegration of the site would be a sad loss. However, any fallen tree is fair game for the woodsman and his men to rip down to log size, so I fear the work on the ground needs to be supervised.
I will alert the estate managers to the issues. For more information on the folly and the former lake, go here in the Estate Section. Recent Snippets of Information Some items of information get lost amongst the larger articles, so I am adding these snippets of information to the home page with links where appropriate.
Particularly interesting are the various military events, Sham Fights as they are referred to in some articles! Lotherton Hall Exhibition [Added: Duty Calls is one of a series organised at historic houses throughout the region in association with the Yorkshire Country House Partnership.
I have contributed some of my findings concerning the military and Parlington, along with some photographs and the cuttings from Victorian newspapers recording the numerous army manoeuvres devised by Colonel Frederick Charles Trench-Gascoigne. Discover more about the exhibition on the Lotherton Hall web site, to save you having to mine down into the depths of the site, here is a direct link.
New Site in the Offing [Added: Further the server that the site operates from along with the technology used, [Lasso a long established commercial software for creating dynamic web sites] is running on an old version which requires upgrading.
So I am redesigning the whole thing, using some quite different technology called Modx Revolution.
Presently the site is in very early stages of building and is not worth visiting as there is little in the way of new content.
This will change in the next month or so and I will invite people to review the new design and the manner in which the site works, stay tuned!A Jocelyn Ajami | David LaRue Alexander | Bruce Amble | Doreen Ambrose-Van Lee | Gwen Ames | Michael Eddie Anderson | Candace Armstrong | Elana .
Jane Addams also sponsored the work of Neva Boyd, who founded the Recreational Training School at Hull House, a one-year educational program in group games, gymnastics, dancing, dramatic arts, play theory, and social problems.
At Hull House, Neva Boyd ran movement and recreational groups for children, using games and improvisation to teach language skills, problem-solving, self-confidence .
Georgetown is a good neighbor. What if we put down roots in the community and lived there? Georgetown can create a modern day Hull House where students experience true .
Founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, the Hull House A. promoted women's suffrage, stricter child-labor laws, and protection of working women. B. promoted civic, . Habit, honk cough and cough tics In children and adolescents a form of tic similar to Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome produces compulsive cough, .
The Hull House neighborhood was a mix of European ethnic groups that had immigrated to Chicago around the start of the 20th century. That mix was the ground where Hull House's inner social and philanthropic elitists tested .