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dc.contributor.advisor Widrig, Walter M.
dc.creatorShanks, Carol Yarnell
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:52:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:52:39Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Shanks, Carol Yarnell. "The architecture of Galveston's golden age: Cast iron facades in the Strand District." (1998) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17209.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17209
dc.description.abstract In the nineteenth century, Galveston was a highly successful port city; it capitalized on the production and shipping of Texas cotton. The commercial buildings erected during the heyday of its prosperity, many of which still exist today, embody the sense of civic pride the Galvestonians held for their city. Architectural cast iron had been touted and utilized heavily in the Northeast, especially New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Rapidly expanding, provincial cities around the country adopted the material to give their new buildings instant flair, yet allow them to adhere to an established architectural vocabulary. While some of Galveston's iron fronts resembled those adorning buildings in other American cities, the overall look in Galveston was distinctive because it was based on Galveston's unique circumstances and good Texan practicality. This thesis will treat these several topics in detail.
dc.format.extent 79 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArt history
Architecture
dc.title The architecture of Galveston's golden age: Cast iron facades in the Strand District
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture


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