By Robert Kent Sutton
Takes an incisive examine America's westward flow, focusing on the unfold of serious Revival structure around the US with its cultivation in Oregon in the course of the 1850s. Sutton attracts from a wide selection of documentary and visible assets: diaries and early architectural trend books to present fabric, cultural literature and a wealth of remarkable images.
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Strickland continued his Philadelphia practice until he accepted an invitation to design and build the new Tennessee State Capitol in 1844. When he arrived in Nashville, he discovered that the building site was on a hill, not unlike those used by ancient architects, and he set about devising a plan to take advantage of the setting. 10). Strickland's Tennessee capitol was his largest project, and in addition to the logistical problems with the structure itself, he had to contend with the state legislature.
12 Mills worked for Latrobe for several years. Gradually he developed his own practice, accepting commissions to design churches in Philadelphia. For the Sansom Street Baptist Church, completed in 1809, Mills designed an auditorium with a seating capacity of four thousand. Mills accommodated the congregation within a octagonal-domed space, arranging the pews around a central platform and a huge baptismal, symbolizing the importance of this sacrament in the Baptist denomination. "13 Upon the completion of the Sansom Street church, Mills became a popular architect in Philadelphia.
20William B. 22Captain John C. 3Dr. 4Dr. 5James W. 18Darius B. 19Darius B. 20Granville H. 21Granville H. 2Drawing and Plan for Country Cottage, Andrew Jackson Downing165 Page xiii Preface Several years ago when I began my career in historic preservation, my first assignment was to compile an inventory of Oregon's historic sites and buildings. I worked my way through file cabinets of clippings, scribbled notes, phone messages, photographs, and letters. It seemed that each time I reached the point at which I could not continue, I encountered houses that were built in the 1850s, were constructed with California gold rush money, and were Greek Revival in style.