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    • [Flyer about Edward Loewenstein]

    • 2013
    • CC017 Jenkins Family Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Flier promoting a synposium on the architecture of Edward Loewenstein, based on the reseach of Professor Patrick Lee Lucas at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, held in Greensboro in 2013. Willie Edward Jenkins worked at...
    • The steel house: ""A sensationally good idea""

    • 2004
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • In the years following World War II, a housing shortage coupled with a rise in marriage and birth rates necessitated the creation of housing types that could be built quickly and affordably. The prefabricated steel house, known as a Lustron home,...
    • Castles & cottages: Tudor revival architecture in America

    • 2005
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • During the late 19th and early 20th century, revivalist architectural styles informed the design of American residential architecture. Among the most popular of the styles was the Tudor revival, which referenced the cottages and manor houses of...
    • Architecture with a capital A: The importance of preserving the A-Frame

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • A distinctive architectural form born of the post-war modernist design movement, the A-frame structure has typically not been viewed as significant enough to receive historic preservation attention. This brief argues that A-frame structures,...
    • Saving an American dream: Historic manufactured housing

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Manufactured homes are unique to the American physical and architectural landscape, as they are uncommon and often banned for use as permanent housing outside the United States. This brief examines the history of American manufactured housing,...
    • A stone's throw: Asheville's legacy of Pebbledash & Roughcast

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Pebbledash and roughcast are two types of stucco application that have their roots in ancient building history. Brought to Asheville, NC in the late 19th century by Richard Sharp Smith, the architect tasked with designing Biltmore Village, these...
    • Nooks & butler's pantries: A call for the original multi-taskers

    • 2014
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Changes over time to American residential needs and preferences can perhaps best be seen in the evolution of the kitchen. At the turn of the twentieth century, one such preference was the incorporation of breakfast nooks and butler's pantries to...
    • The evolving American home: Reflecting society's expectation of women

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • As women's domestic roles changed from silent partner in the late 1700s to the center of home and family in the 1950s and 1960s, the floorplan for the American family house changed also. Using the historic Blandwood Mansion located in Greensboro,...
    • Carpenter Gothic architecture: Its history, care, and repair

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Revivalist architectural styles were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, informing the design of residential, commercial, and civic structures. Carpenter Gothic was an offshoot of Gothic Revival, a style popularized in Great...
    • Old house, new future: The revitalization of the shotgun house

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Shotgun houses are the most widely acknowledged expression of African-American architectural design in the United States, rooted in indigenous west African architectural and spatial traditions, and traced from west Africa to Haiti and on to New...
    • Bible (Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1200
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • This translation of the Bible was made by Jerome at the request of Pope Damasus. It was begun in the year 382 A.D. and finished 16 years later. For his great scholarship more than for his eminent sanctity, Jerome was later made a saint. This...
    • [Man in front of Keeley Institute sign]

    • 1951-03-01
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • March 1, 1951. 4:30 p.m. Keeley Institute was founded in about 1900 when it bought Blandwood Mansion from the Morhead family, whose patriarch, former Gov. John Motley Morehead, died in 1866. Keeley made some changes to the mansion's exterior,...
    • [Man and squirrel]

    • 1952-03-02
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • March 1, 1951. 2 negs. 4:30 p.m. Keeley Institute was founded in about 1900 when it bought Blandwood Mansion from the Morhead family, whose patriarch, former Gov. John Motley Morehead, died in 1866. Keeley made some changes to the mansion's...
    • [Alumnae House]

    • 1942
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Front view of Alumnae House from the northeast, taken between 1937 and 1947. Hand tinted. This building opened in 1937 and is considered an excellent example of neo-Georgian architecture. It was designed by Penrose V. Stout and modeled after...
    • [Alumnae office in Alumnae House]

    • 1942
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Clara B. Byrd, Alumnae Secretary, is seated at her desk in the Alumnae House. The walls behind her are made of NC knotty white pine, and a picture of the building's exterior hangs on the wall. Photo taken between 1937 and 1947, hand tinted. This...
    • [Alumnae House plaque]

    • 1939
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Photo of the plaque recognizing the Alumnae House Building Committee, taken on 1 Sept 1939. Hand tinted. This building opened in 1937 and is considered an excellent example of neo-Georgian architecture. It was designed by Penrose V. Stout and...
    • [Alumnae House reception hall entrance]

    • 1942
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Doorway inside the Reception Hall of Alumnae House, sometime between 1937 and 1947. Doorway pediment includes a pineapple, symbolizing hospitality, with an egg-and-dart pattern in the Ionic column capitals. Hand tinted. Photo taken between...
    • [Alumnae House library]

    • 1942
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Interior of the library in the Alumnae House, featuring its furnishings. Photo taken between 1937 and 1947; hand tinted. For non-tinted version, see UA104.2.013. This building opened in 1937 and is considered an excellent example of neo-Georgian...
    • [Alumnae House sitting room]

    • 1942
    • MSS020 Clara Booth Byrd Papers
    • Photo of a small sitting room adjacent to bedrooms in the downstairs of the Alumnae House, featuring a floral pattern couch, silver tea set, and polka dot patterned wallpaper. Taken between 1937 and 1947; hand tinted. This building opened in 1937...

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