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Street, Maryland

Joesting-Gorsuch House

Slated for demolition, this house was relocated piece by piece.
Delta, Pennsylvania

Peach Bottom Slate

The slate extracted from these Pennsylvania quarries was once hailed as the finest in the world.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village

Wander the sprawling living museum on the site of one of a 16th-century community.
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery

P-town goes wild for the malassadas at this 87-year-old institution.
Annapolis, Maryland

Jeannette Monument

A memorial to an ill-fated Arctic expedition pursued by the U.S. Navy.
North Bend, Ohio

President William Henry Harrison's Monument and Tomb

This tower-tomb honors a president who only held office for a little over a month but dedicated his life to his country.
Washington, D.C.

Fort Stevens

This American Civil War-era fort still stands near the border between Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Washington, D.C.

Taras Shevchenko Memorial

A small park honors the legendary Ukrainian poet.
Washington, D.C.

Joan of Arc Equestrian Statue

The only female equestrian statue in Washington, D.C. is a 15th-century French heroine.
Washington, D.C.

Japanese Stone Lantern

A gift from Japan, 17th-century lantern stands among the cherry trees at D.C.'s Tidal Basin.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Playhouse

"The Star Factory" cranked out Hollywood stars like nobody's business.
Pasadena, California

The Pasadena Star-News Building

A newspaper building that made radio history.
Los Angeles, California

Samuel Freeman House

This forgotten Frank Lloyd Wright house is an architectural marvel at the end of a sleepy residential street.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This hilltop park offers magnificent views and a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.
Los Angeles, California

John Sowden House

Most famous work of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's sons.
Beverly Hills, California

Union 76 Gas Station

The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.
Los Angeles, California

The (W)rapper

This jagged colossus of a building is mostly held together by an enormous concrete exoskeleton.
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
New York, New York

William Lescaze Townhouse

New York City's first Modernist house.
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
New York, New York

Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.