July/August 2004 Table of Contents


Cover of July/August 2004

Deco, MiMo, and Up We Go
Can Miami's past survive the overheated present?
By Wayne Curtis

Smoke Houses
Tobacco barns succumb to another addiction: development.
Photo essay by Maxwell MacKenzie

Farnsworth: The Lightness of Being
At one with its setting, Mies van der Rohe's creation retains the spiritual simplicity of a Zen garden.
By Paul Goldberger

The Course of Empire
The fall and rise of an Arizona ranch
By Reed Karaim


A Los Angeles dance company salutes a once-popular restaurant before it is razed • America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2004 • Cincinnati's new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center displays a historic slave pen • Transitions • Who's News

The Short Answer: The history of places like Kansas City's Union Station inspires PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer as a novelist and a house restorer.

Traveler: Edenton, N.C., embodies the past both real and imagined.
By Jan Morris

Books: Exploring, through personal histories, the notion that gay men are predisposed to preservation
By Bruce Bawer

House Rules: Period restoration can mean losing some cherished imperfections.
By Richard Todd

Back Page: Celebrating 70 years of recording the glories of American building
By Dwight Young

Your Trust
Information for members and friends of the National Trust
Louisville hosts annual conference • President's Note • hgtv collaboration ends first year • Future brightens for Louisville's U.S. Marine Hospital • Properties: Trust to add Hotel de Paris • Arnold Berke's NTHP