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dc.contributor.authorBallard, Aleta Sueen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:44:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:44:38Z
dc.date.issued1992-05-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09052009-040543en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44570
dc.description.abstractSolitude, a nineteenth century farmhouse and historic landmark, located on the campus of Virginia Tech is currently slated for preservation. The purpose of this study was to trace the architectural history of the farmhouse and adjacent outbuilding through its existing mill work, hardware, and other architectural features. Eighteenth and nineteenth century architectural pattern books and the knowledge of architectural historians were used to date the interior millwork and hardware in this building. The millwork and hardware produced evidence of at least three distinct design periods. To determine if mill work and hardware dates supported the approximate construction dates commonly thought accurate for the three major sections of this building. The 1801 and 1834 sections of the house exhibit Federal style. Greek Revival dominates the 1851 section, as well as the renovated 1801 section, and the later additions exhibit Victorian style details. The adjacent log and frame outbuilding contained mill work that mixed Federal and Greek Revival elements. Using this information, along with information obtained from researchers who previously studied Solitude, a sequence of floor plans was developed. These plans show the evolution of the house through two major additions, as well as three smaller ones. The evolution of the outbuilding was also noted.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1992.B355.pdfen_US
dc.subjectDoor fittingsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1992.B355en_US
dc.titleDocumentation and analysis of millwork: a method for mapping the evolution of Solitudeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBowker, Jeanette E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWiedegreen, Eric A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSpeer, Jean H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09052009-040543/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-09-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-09-05
dc.date.adate2009-09-05en_US


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