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Elvis remarked: “The image is one thing and the human being is another.”

The Elvis Presley quote is from: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (2015). I borrowed the book from the Toronto Public Library because evidence is of interest to me: Evidence has value to the extent it is solid, verifiable, and corroborated by other solid evidence Eat your vegetables; the research […]

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Bethel Green Seniors Residence, 645 Millwood Road, Toronto is a church conversion featuring mixed form and function

In their article about church reconversions in Toronto, Jason Hackwork and Erin Gullikson (2013) describe the Bethel Green Seniors Residence as a church conversion involving mixed function and form. In such a form of church redevelopment, a building is constructed around all of part of a congregation’s initial place of worship, and a new church, or […]

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Giving new meaning to religious conversion – Jason Hackworth and Erin Gullikson (2013)

Updates: The following July 8, 2013 post focuses upon the Wesley Mimico redevelopment, which features a church/congregation in the role of developer of a heritage-listed property: The outcome of the Wesley Mimico redevelopment story will depend upon negotiations related to the Ontario Heritage Act Two more recent posts discuss details of the Hackworth and Gullikson […]

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152 Annette Street in the Junction illustrates a church-to-condo conversion process

[Update (Oct. 21, 2013): Victoria Lofts (152 Annette Street) has been awarded a 2013 Toronto Heritage Award, namely an Award of Excellence in the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship award category. The project was commissioned by Rivet Development. Architect is Paul Oberst Architect. Also named in the award announcement are B.J. Brickwork Construction Ltd. and […]

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Genocide qualifies as a systematic object for social science: Zygmunt Bauman (1989)

Previous blog posts at the Preserved Stories website have addressed social history in the context of deindustrialization and documentary making. I’ve also shared highlights from studies addressing history and social theory in the context of postmodernity and a return to narration. As well, I’ve shared information related to military history and the relation between instrumental reason and modernity. The […]