Electric Nights

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Approaching the middle of the 19th century cities were introduced to gas lighting. It was brighter than all previous lamp lights. Cities could further develop their night life, invent a new style and identity. As the 20th Century approached Electric … Continued

Ancient Sacred Spaces

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One of the most intriguing spaces of my childhood was the interior of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. It was standard gothic, soaring arches, a long narrow nave with tall stained glass windows anchored above the altar. It … Continued

Reflecting Electricity

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As a teenager driving home from downtown St. Louis I let the web of the city’s lights free my imagination. So many stories lived behind so many lights. So much electricity spread modernity through the night.  The experience was memorable … Continued