Builders, craftsmen and tradesmen in Montgomery County, Virginia, between 1850 and 1900

dc.contributor.authorJost, Shelli Leaen
dc.contributor.departmentHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.countyMontgomeryen
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-26T20:10:10Zen
dc.date.available2021-10-26T20:10:10Zen
dc.date.issued1986en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify, through historic documents, the craftsmen of a specific region, Montgomery County, that may have contributed to the construction of area buildings between 1850 and 1900. Data from Population Census reports and Birth Registers were used to create a matrix of craftsmen names, their trade, location, and length of service. This list was used to place in perspective different kinds of craftsmen by attempting to relate various trades to one another, to area resources, and specific sites. For this well-timbered region, carpenters represented almost half (437.) of the craftsmen identified. The identification of 1,028 craftsmen and presence of apprentices indicated that skilled labor was available to residents and that some level of formal training did exist. Through the use of bills, receipts, and letters, the study also revealed individual and collaborative works as well as labor and material costs. Although these craftsmen were found throughout the county, the majority resided in Blacksburg and Christiansburg.en
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.format.extentvii, 162 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/106110en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 14366846en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1986.J677en
dc.subject.lcshDecoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Montgomery Countyen
dc.subject.lcshBuildings -- Virginia -- Montgomery Countyen
dc.subject.lcshArtisans -- Virginia -- Montgomery Countyen
dc.titleBuilders, craftsmen and tradesmen in Montgomery County, Virginia, between 1850 and 1900en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
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