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Heroes of Historic Architecture. The Haas-Lilienthal House is an exuberant 1886 Queen Anne-style Victorian located in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. It is the city’s only intact private home of the period that is open regularly as a museum, complete with authentic furniture and artifacts. The house is also unique as a place that conveys the role of Jewish immigrants in the development of the American West. Like many house museums around the country, the Haas-Lilienthal House has maintenance needs that far exceed the revenue drawn from its visitors. Through this project, the National Trust will bring together some of the brightest minds in historic sites stewardship to create a long-term, sustainable vision for the site to save its unique history for future generations. Constructed: 1886 Architect: Peter R. Schmidt Location: San Francisco, California

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One Window One window is all I need, To see the sun or the pouring rain. To view the good or the very bad, All through the same windowpane.

I have to choose what I will see, Ominous clouds, or the silver lining, The rain can be helping plants and trees, Or it could be the sky is crying.

Each morning I wake up, I stare out the window, To see the sun, the rain, Cruel old frost or a pretty ice show.

– Starr Williams

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by Sarah Marsom

An individual who believes in saving the physical or intangible elements of the past for the betterment of the future. There are three types of historic preservationists. 1. Passive preservationists do not intentionally support preservation, but they enjoy its benefits. For example, they prefer eating at a restaurant in a Main Street community rather than in a strip mall, but they have not articulated the underlying reason. 2. Active (or recreational) preservationists, on the other hand, intentionally support historic preservation. They may show their support by visiting historic sites or volunteering for local preservation events, but they are not paid for their efforts. 3. Professional preservationists are financially compensated for their work in historic preservation. This work can include construction, advocacy, marketing, architecture, heritage interpretation, surveying, etc. Professional preservationists are interwoven into all aspects of community building.

Photo: Sarah Marsom, RBC

Photo: Matthew Dickey, RBC

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Photos courtesy of Matthew Dickey; Rust Belt Coalition, Takeover of

St Louis, portrait of Michael Allen

“HISTORIC PRESERVATIONISTS BELIEVE THAT OLD WINDOWS ARE PART OF THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY OF A STRUCTURE AND ADVOCATE TO REPAIR AND RETAIN THEM.”

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WINDOWS

BAY

SHOW ME A WINDOW, I’LL TELL YOU A CITY.

Using technology similar to facial recognition, researchers at Carnegie Mellon created an algorithm that can pick up on architectural characteristics and assign them to a city. Because so much of America is a blend of cultures and architectural styles, not much stood out. Except for San Francisco. With her plethora of bay windows, San Francisco caught the algorithm’s proverbial eye. These researchers looked out into the world, and the Bay was looking back.

A BIT ABOUT BAY WINDOWS

Bay window is a generic term for all protruding window constructions, regardless of height. A Bay window with a flat front and angled sides is called canted. A bay window supported by a corbel, bracket or similar is called an oriel. From medieval through baroque era, most bay windows were oriel windows. They frequently appear as a highly ornamented addition to the building rather than an organic part of it. Particularly during the Gothic period they often served as small house chapels, containing an altar and resembling an apse of a church. Bay windows can make a room appear larger, and provide views of the outside which would be unavailable with an ordinary flat window. When a bay window joins the room, it adds an extra space—a bay—to create your own altar, add ornamentation, or just seek a new point of view. It’s no wonder that San Francisco adopted these beauty marks as a defining characteristic.

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THANKS to all our sponsors We love windows and preservation. So far in 2018, we’ve saved tens of thousands of historic windows from landing in landfill—that’s a number we’re proud of. Often those windows come with old growth wood frames, a (truly irreplaceable)* resource. We keep historic windows in their homes, where they should be, while decreasing carbon emissions by keeping people cozy. We’re here to celebrate that and to serve those who preserve! *invaluable - they aren’t truly irreplaceable, just unadvisedly replaceable. Indow Zine Team: M. Hofler, R.Taylor, K. Damschen, K. Foster.

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