Oh the love and enthusiasm of Woodruff Place in the spring…this early (record-breaking, history-making) spring is making it hard not to be madly in love with the city–especially the historic neighborhoods. What is better than tons of fragrant blossoms surrounded by historic homes? Not much we can thing of.
Look at these colors!
A Woodruff Place turret, as mentioned in this week’s Building Language…
Notice the carriage house almost hidden at the back.
Bright and cheery!
Hard not to love this gorgeous apartment building…
And what looks more romantic and serene than this sweet setup? Woodruff Place, you will always be one of our favorites! xo
If you hop the westside fence of Woodruff Place, you might see some government buildings from the same period amid their springtime glory.
Arsenal Technical High School (a.k.a. Technical High School and Arsenal Technical Schools) will be 100 years old on September 12, 2012.
Also, don’t forget the Winona Technical Institute which was on the campus between 1904 and 1910 after the government closed the site on April 15, 1903, having moved to Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The government builings on the site were initially built due to fear of invasion by the southern States between 1864 and 1870 following an act of Congress:
Chapter 148.—Approved July 11, 1862.—Vol 12, p. 537.
AN ACT for the establishment of certain national arsenals.
That there be, and hereby is, established a national arsenal at Columbus, in the State of Ohio; at Indianapolis, in the State of Indiana; and on Rock Island, in the State of Illinois, for the deposit and repair of arms and other munitions of war.
That for the purpose of carrying this act into effect the sum of one hundred thousand dollars for each arsenal named in the preceding section is hereby appropriated.
We’ll add the anniversary to our calendar! Thanks!
The public is invited to celebrate the Centennial starting Friday afternoon and then all day Saturday, September 14 – 15, 2012.
When I was a kid we would trick or treat in Woodruff Place and I aways fatasized about living in one of those houss rather than the slummy apartments we lived. in.We are all out of the slums now but I still would love to live in Woodruff Place.