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A Free Man of Color and His Hotel: Race, Reconstruction, and the Role of the Federal Government
A Free Man of Color and His Hotel: Race, Reconstruction, and the Role of the Federal Government
A Free Man of Color and His Hotel weaves the story of a uniquely successful black businessman into the burgeoning post–Civil War political struggle that pitted the federal government against the states’ desire to remain autonomous. Born in Washington, D.C., James Wormley worked as a hacker in his father’s livery stable and a steward on Mississippi River steamboats before establishing his own catering and boardinghouse businesses. During a period of limited opportunity for African Americans, he built and operated D.C.’s luxurious Wormley Hotel at a time when most financial and governmental business was conducted in hotels. Not only did a number of notable diplomats and politicians live at the hotel, but because of its location in the commercial and political center of Washington, Wormley also hosted the city’s movers and shakers. Wormley’s rise, however, occurred as three landmark decisions by the Supreme Court effectively dismantled Reconstruction and led to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision that legalized segregation.

This cautionary tale illustrates how key Supreme Court decisions hindered other African Americans’ potential successes after Reconstruction. By examining the issue of states’ rights in terms of one man’s against-the-odds success, Carol Gelderman shows how these same issues are still relevant in a post-segregation nation.

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20100611 - Singapore - The Fullerton Hotel
20100611 - Singapore - The Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Building The Fullerton Building was named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements (1826–1829). Commissioned in 1919 as part of the British colony's centennial celebrations, the building was designed as an office building by Major P.H. Keys of Keys & Dowdeswell, a Shanghai firm of architects, which won the project through an architectural design competition. The architectural firm also designed the Capitol Theatre and the Singapore General Hospital. Fort Fullerton and the Singapore Stone The northern end of the building covers the site of Fort Fullerton, a fort built in 1829 to defend the settlement against any naval attacks. In 1843, the fort was extended after a sandstone monolith, the Singapore Stone, with an inscription possibly dating back to the 13th century was demolished. A fragment of this monolith was salvaged and preserved in the collection of the National Museum at Stamford Road. The fort gave way to the first General Post Office and the Exchange Building in 1874. Plans to erect Fullerton Building were drawn up in 1920. However, due to a lack of funds, construction only began in February 1924. Built at a cost of $4.1 million and after delays of a few months, the building was completed in June 1928. The Fullerton Building was opened on 27 June 1928 by the Governor, Sir Hugh Clifford, who suggested the building be named after Robert Fullerton. The building had five founding tenants: the General Post Office, The Exchange, Singapore Club (now Singapore Town Club), the Marine Department, and the Import and Export Department (later the Ministry of Trade and Industry). It also housed the Chamber of Commerce, and various government departments dealing with agriculture, fisheries and forestry. General Post Office The General Post Office (GPO) was the anchor tenant, which only moved in a fortnight after the Fullerton Building's official opening. GPO covered the two lower floors with postal halls, offices and sorting rooms. There were mail drops through which mail would fall to a band conveyor on the basement and dispatched up to the sorting room. The basement was connected to a 35-metre subway that ran underneath Fullerton Road to a pier, where overseas mail would be transferred to or picked up from ships. Singapore Club The exclusive Singapore Club rented premises on the upper floors of the building to provide for their members' need and comfort. There were rooms where members dined, lounged, conferred, and played billiards and cards. Bedrooms on the attic storey provide accommodaton for members. When the Economic Development Board (EDB) was formed in 1961, it evicted the Singapore Club from the Fullerton Building. Subsequently, the Singapore Club relocated to Clifford House at Collyer Quay and then to Straits Trading Building on Battery Road near Boat Quay, vacating Fullerton Building for use by EDB and more government offices. World War II In the last days before Britain's surrender to Japan in 1942, the building was used as a hospital, with makeshift operation rooms for wounded British soldiers. During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, Governor Sir Shenton Thomas and Lady Thomas sought refuge in the sleeping quarters of the Singapore Club. The Fullerton Building was also where General Percival discussed with Sir Shenton the possibility of surrendering Singapore to the Japanese. Subsequently, Fullerton Building became the headquarters of the Japanese Military Administration in Singapore. Post-war years From the 1970s to 1995, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore used the building as its headquarters. The General Post Office, under Singapore Post, vacated the building in March 1996. Internal alterations were carried out on the building by the Public Works Department in 1985. Though plans were initiated to conserve the Fullerton Building after that, it was only gazetted as a conservation building by the Singapore Government in 1997. Redevelopment In 1997, Sino Land (Hong Kong) Company Ltd, a sister company of Far East Organization, acquired the Fullerton Building from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It spent close to another S$300 million converting Fullerton Building into a hotel and building the two-storey commercial complex One Fullerton opposite Fullerton Road. Renovation works on the Fullerton Building were completed on 8 December 2000. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore was officially opened by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 1 January 2001. The site, sandwiched between the Civic District and the central business district, was sold together with an underpass and the seafront site on which One Fullerton now stands for S$110 million. The two are linked by an air-conditioned underground pedestrian walkway with travellators. To ensure that the historical Fullerton Building continues to be visible from Marina Bay, URA specified a low building height for One Fullerton across the road. This also ensured that guests at The Fullerto
Insect Hotel in Mannheim
Insect Hotel in Mannheim
U.S Army Garrison Mannheim’s Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division and the local Boy Scouts received an award for environmental excellence from Mannheim Mayor Lothar Quest during a ceremony at the city’s Stadthaus July 22. The City of Mannheim Environmental Award was given for the construction of an insect hotel, planned and built by Troop 137 under the guidance of the DPW. Eagle Scout Patrick Carey planned, organized and executed the project to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Construction on the insect hotel began in April 2008 and was finished in late July 2008. Under the supervision of Larry Scavone and Franz Schork, both of the Mannheim DPW, the scouts constructed the insect hotel in approximately 270 hours for about €500. “The young Boy Scouts worked on this intense team effort project building a small habitat for insects to live and breed that will last for many years,” said Scavone, who is the Mannheim DPW’s director. “The scouts learned a great deal about planning, design and construction, which they will use in many future endeavors.” With ordinary materials and a few working hours, an effective contribution to the protection of native insects was accomplished. In the coming years, the scouts want to monitor and maintain the insect hotel and its vicinity. A complete inventory of all resident insects is planned for this summer. The offered material will be checked for completeness and possible upgrades, if applicable. “This contribution enhances the natural environment and signifies the U.S. military’s responsibility to protect the environment of the host country of Germany,” Scavone said. “Every contribution counts.” In 2000 USAG Mannheim DPW submitted the first entry for the City of Mannheim Environmental Award contest. Competition with host nation organizations, international trusts and firms, and citizens initiatives the USAG Mannheim DPW demonstrated its stewardship in environmental protection every year. This is the 10th straight year the garrison has been given the award. (USAG Mannheim DPW)

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The Hotel Tacloban
This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. author photo box: author has submitted photo to be used, on floppy disk, file name: doug1.tif author bio box: Douglas Valentine lives with his wife Alice in western Massachusetts. He is the author of The Phoenix Program, a shattering account of the most ambitious and closely guarded operation of the Vietnam War. book description box: In this extraordinary story of World War II, the author's father, who enlisted in the army at age 16, describes the experiences that would affect the course of his life. Douglas Valentine tells of his capture by the Japanese in the fetid jungle of New Guinea, as well as his internment with Australian and British prisoners-of-war in the Hotel Tacloban a place where no mercy was shown or expected, and from which few came home alive. A celebration of camaraderie and a testament to "the soldier's faith", this is a story of murder, mutiny and an incredible military cover-up.