Bohemian Hill, In Transition

Last week, I went to the grand opening of the new Fields Foods grocery store, which sits in the remnants of the Bohemian Hill neighborhood.  Sliced, diced and demolished into a shadow of itself over the last seventy years, the… Continue Reading


Town Square, Fairfield, Iowa

The vibrant, fully occupied town square in Fairfield raises an interesting quandary; many of its buildings no longer possess their historic fronts, but they still house operating businesses.  Is architectural uniformity and beauty more important than a healthy city?  Certainly… Continue Reading