Category Archives: architectural history

Summer Exhibit Series: Laramie Architecture

The summer exhibit series at the American Heritage Center celebrating Laramie’s 150th anniversary brings out a new theme this week: Buildings in Laramie. The “Hell on Wheels” tent town that greeted the official arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in … Continue reading

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Farewell to the old Laramie High School

With an increasing student population in Laramie in the 1950s, the Albany County School District began efforts to construct a new high school to serve the growing needs of the community. In 1957, the architectural firm of Hitchcock & Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Victor Gruen Collection used in latest 99% Invisible podcast episode

Roman Mars, creator and producer of the popular podcast on design and architecture, 99% Invisible, released an episode this past Tuesday titled “The Gruen Effect.”  The podcast, focused on the shopping mall designs of Viennese architect Victor Gruen, features audio … Continue reading

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Victor Gruen: Architect of Urban Renewal

Anyone interested in American architectural history, especially those intrigued by the mid-century modern style, will be pleased to learn that the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has recently digitized part of an important collection in this area.  The … Continue reading

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