Random Notes - A Blog
31 March 2007
13 March 2007
This site went live at the end of October 2005, and a mass e-mailing was made to architectural magazines, prominent PS authors, and all fifty State Historic Preservation Officers. In addition, postings were made on a number of Web-based architectural forums. Several further mailings went out in 2006, trumpeting various significant additions. The most notable of these were the many Florida pages provided by Wayne Wood in October; the attendant publicity explains the enormous November 2006 numbers.
The pages most visited, not suprisingly, are the listings for states rich in buildings:
Unlike the predictability of the top ten pages, the reasons for the popularity of some of the most viewed individual building pages are inscrutible. The No. 1 position of the Congregational Church Parish House in Eau Claire is explained by the fact that its photo, linked to the building’s page, is on the front page of this site. Sullivan’s buildings in Owatonna, Newark and Algona are no surprise. But how does one explain Colon or Goodrich?
From its modest beginnings sixteen months ago, the site now has over 6,000 individual HTML pages and photographs, totalling about 270 megabytes. Illinois is the leader, requiring 72 MB of space, with Florida a close second at 68 MB. Iowa, in some ways the most complete state, comes in at 36 MB, reflecting the smaller number of buildings overall.
As always, I welcome your comments about this site or any Prairie School building.
John A. Panning, Lake City, Iowa
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