We had no idea when we rented the beach house that it was a designated landmark. When we saw the plaque on the house we didn't know why it was a landmark until we started "snooping" around to find clues.
We saw this framed photo and newspaper clipping on the curio cabinet shelf in the dining room. But we didn't recognize him. Do you?
Then, we saw this newspaper clipping framed and hanging on the wall in the living room. Ah ha! James Beard. Hmmm, even with a name to go with the face we still didn't know who he was. Do you know who he is?
What we did recognize was the photo of the house! "Our" beach house was originally his family's.
James Beard is a famous chef! Here is a picture of three of his books they had at the house, and a link to his other books. Who was James Beard you may ask....
And now that I know, I see his name in lots of places. For instance, look at this cute kid's cooking web site: Spatulatta -- and notice the award in the upper left corner!