Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Vernacular architecture is a term used to categorize methods of construction which use locally available resources and traditions to address local needs and circumstances. Vernacular architecture tends to evolve over time to reflect the environmental, cultural and historical context in which it exists. It has often been dismissed as crude and unrefined, but also has proponents who highlight its importance in current design.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Geddes Town Hall Schoolhouse records contain materials from both the Town Hall School, as well as materials documenting the donation, move and use of the structure in 1987. The earliest records generated by the one-room school include correspondence, school district inspections, fiduciary documents, teacher contracts, and student exercises. Later records are comprised primarily of administrative files including meeting minutes and proposals, newspaper...
Dates: 1832 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1992
Abstract The Robert Schweitzer papers encompass materials related to his work teaching as an adjunct in the Historic Preservation graduate program at Eastern Michigan University. The collection includes student papers on preservation and architectural history, many of which contain photographs, slides, or photographic negatives. There are also instructional materials such as syllabi, exams, and an instructor's manual. In addition to papers related to coursework, the...
Dates: 1981 - 2010