About this site

Miraculous Staircase
Miraculous Staircase, Loretto Chapel (Mouly, 1873-78), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Our website has been designed to be accessible to as many different browsing devices as possible, including screenreaders and mobile browsers.  Please contact us if you have any trouble accessing the site’s content.


This site was designed by Lucent Web Design (now Analogue 76).  The site’s content is maintained using the WordPress content management system.  Modern photographs were taken by Laura Drummond, with two exceptions.  The “About Us” photo of Bill and Laura at Cedar Breaks was taken by Jonathan Drummond, and Laura biking the Sanibel Causeway was taken by Mary Ellen McDonald.  Modern maps were generated by Laura or Bill Drummond.  Historical maps and photographs are credited on the pages in which they occur.  Home page slide deck image descriptions are as follows:

  • Welcome:  Clock tower, Morgan County Courthouse (Golucke, 1905), Madison, Georgia.
  • Preservation Services:  Terracotta frieze, Windsor Hotel (Norrman, 1892), Americus, Georgia.
  • Planning Services:  Detail from 1919 Bird’s-eye View of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Research Services:  Library, Oak Hill (1927), Rome, Georgia.

“Time future contained in time past” is from Thomas Stearns Eliot’s poem, “Burnt Norton”, first published in 1936.

Coding standards

The site complies with HTML and CSS coding standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium.  The site’s content can be viewed by all web browsers, but some formatting effects are only visible to visitors with more recent browsers.  If you are using a very old browser, such as Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0, we recommend you take a moment to upgrade your browser, if you are able to do so.

Printing pages

A print stylesheet has been created to hide inessential page content such as masthead images, sidebars and footers from printers.  When you print one of the site’s pages the body text and any relevant images will be printed, but nothing else.  If you wish to capture a page exactly as it appears onscreen, we recommend that you use a screen capture application, or simply your system’s “Print Screen” facility.