Architect Go Hasegawa collaborated with San Francisco–based company Airbnb to craft this two-story dwelling, clad in Yoshino cedar, as a combination community center and guest accommodation, with the first floor serving as a cozy public area for the townspeople to relax and chat and the second floor providing space for travelers and guests. After House Vision 2016, the prototype will be moved to the town of Yoshino and listed on Airbnb.
Concert Singer Flora Batson Bergen, ca late 19th century.1878 sang for Storer College in Harpers Ferry, WV & temperance revivals. A 1885 performance in NYC’s Masonic Temple launched her professional career. She sang 6 ft of Earth Make Us All One Size for 90 consecutive nights & caught the attention of John G. Bergen, the white manager of the all-black Bergen Star Concert Company which she joined in 1887. She achieved national fame as its leading soprano & called the "Queen of Song"
Dong Ha, Vietnam. Operation Hastings - Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion. (July 1966) (Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)