Vernacular house types in Indiana : an expanded methodology for the Indiana historic sites and structures inventory

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dc.contributor.advisor Hermansen, David R. en_US Davis, J. Marshall en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:21Z 2011-06-03T19:35:21Z 1990 en_US 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1990 .D3 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to propose a methodology for documenting historic vernacular houses in Indiana through the Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. The inventory, or survey, is an essential and primary component of historic preservation. With roughly one half of Indiana's counties remaining to be surveyed, there is great opportunity to improve the quality and usefulness of the surveys as scholarship regarding the built environment advances.The thesis examines the definitions of vernacular architecture and sets forth a working definition which is fairly broad in scope. Vernacular house types found in Indiana are enumerated, described, and illustrated.The thesis then examines Indiana's methodology for documenting historic vernacular houses, and it makes recommendations, based on methodologies from other states, for positive charges.This thesis proposes an interdisciplinary approach to conductingsurveys of historic vernacular houses. It draws heavily from related fields such as folklore and material culture studies as well as from several years of experience working CX1 survey projects.The thesis also examines settlement patterns in Indiana and other cultural, building-shaping factors. The thesis is intended to serve as a guide to the vernacular house types in Indiana for use by field surveyors.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent vii, 255 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vernacular architecture -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Vernacular house types in Indiana : an expanded methodology for the Indiana historic sites and structures inventory en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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