Oldfields : an historic structures report

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dc.contributor.advisor Urbas, Andrea en_US
dc.contributor.author Schleif, Carolyn M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:03Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 1989 .S35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183783
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this master's thesis was to prepare anhistoric structures report on Oldfields, the former estate of Mr. Hugh McKennan Landon,and Mr. Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. It included some of the surrounding areas known as the Town of Woodstock and an area of land in the flood plains below the estate. Construction of the estate began in 1908 and was completed three years later. Of particular note was the historic landscape which was designed between 1920 and 1926 by Percival Gallagher of Olmsted Brothers, a firm in Brookline, Massachusetts. The estate has undergone limited change and has never been fully documented. Both the landscape and the home are eligible for inclusion on the National Register for their historic and architectural significance. To qualify for the Register, the site or building must be designed by a master, be an example of a unique method of construction, be associated with historically significant people, or be an excellent example of a type of design. Although only one of the above qualifications is necessary for National Register nomination, this estate met all four qualifications. Clearly, scholarly historical documentation of the site and building was in order. The timely need for such work was great, since few of the original family members were still alive, and rumors pertaining to the home and family were were being taken as fact.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent 1 v. in 3 (672 leaves) : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.other Oldfields Estate (Indianapolis, Ind.) -- History. en_US
dc.subject.other Oldfields Estate (Indianapolis, Ind.) -- Description and travel. en_US
dc.title Oldfields : an historic structures report en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/563163 en_US


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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