Wagner Roofing's husband-wife team keeps the lid on Washington history -...
Inside to Chuck’s Mr. Outside at Wagner Roofing, a 100-year-old company specializing in historical preservation. “We complement each other,” said Sheila, sitting at her desk in their Hyattsville headquarters. Chuck has literally climbed all over the nation’s past, from Washington National Cathedral to the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, from Mahan Hall at the United States Naval Academy to Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia. The 71-year-old architecture buff knows the back story to many landmarks. “We are in the business of preserving history,” Chuck said. Sheila oversees human resources, bookkeeping, billing, scheduling, purchasing and the million and one other unglamorous details that make for a successful business. One corner of her compact office is a mini-museum, filled with tools and materials such as slate rippers, wood mallets and copper sheaths that helped the company over the past century. In addition to being historical junkies, Chuck and Sheila are big cheerleaders for their lucrative little.
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Quinn & Farmer Sale Led By a "Really Heavy Desk Thingy" - Maine Antique Digest
This Sculpture Front cabinet by Paul Evans (1931-1987) is signed and dated 1968. The cabinet is constructed of welded, torch-cut, and polychromed steel and brass, with a thick slate top. The pair of doors on the proper left open to reveal two full-size storage compartments. The proper right door reveals a steel-front drawer that has been partitioned as a cutlery storage drawer, with a single fixed shelf storage area below. The doors are decorated with 40 individual decorative welded elements. The Paul Evans cabinet opened at $40,000 and was actively sought after by at least three serious bidders. For the eight years prior to his presidency, James Madison served as Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of state. This letter, in Madison’s own hand, was written while he served the Jefferson administration. The letter was mailed using Madison’s franking privileges and is stamped “Free” over the handwritten inscription “Dept. Quinn & Farmer Auctions, Charlottesville, Virginia. Photos courtesy Quinn & Farmer Auctions. Quinn & Farmer Auctions held its end-of-year furniture and decorative arts auction on December 13, 2014, at its gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
How Will Tunisia Respond to the Bardo Museum Attack? - The New Yorker
At around noon on Wednesday, outside the Bardo Museum in a suburb of Tunis, an unknown number of gunmen stepped out of a parked vehicle and opened fire on groups of tourists as they disembarked from buses that had transported them from cruise... After killing several people, the gunmen went into the building and continued their assault. Within an hour, police and soldiers had surrounded the building, and counterterrorism forces entered the museum. By three o’clock, two of the assailants were dead, and officials soon proclaimed an end to the attack. The terrorists killed at least twenty-three people, including South African, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Japanese tourists, a Tunisian bus driver and a police officer who took part in the rescue operation. on Thursday, the Tunisian government announced that four people directly linked to the attack had been arrested, alongside another five who were believed to have ties to the cell. On social media, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham claimed responsibility for the killings but did not cite any evidence. In the mountains along Tunisia’s western border with Algeria, an Al Qaeda–affiliated jihadist cell has been operating for the past two years, killing some forty soldiers and national guardsmen.