New Albany, Indiana : a market town

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dc.contributor.advisor Hermansen, David R. Timperman, Lawrence J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:50:50Z 2011-06-03T19:50:50Z 1977 en_US 1977
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1977 .T57 en_US
dc.description.abstract New Albany's transition from village to urban community can be traced in the economic developments which occured there from 1830 to 1860. The Ohio river brought boat building, trade and commerce to New Albany, making it a market town. New Albany's early history as a river port signifies its exploitation as a commercial and shipping point on the Ohio River. The steamboats, a product of New Albany, became one of the major conveyances on the Ohio River for shipping of freight and passengers. The Market House in New Albany, a wholesale distribution point was a place that directly benefited from the movement of freight by river and wagons on land.The advent of the railroad influenced the goals of the people of New Albany. The railroad meant an ever widening reach into the distant economic resources of the day. New Albany's being a railroad terminus was a tremendous asset to the town's economy, but also the beginnings of a trend, that was started in the 1860's, that switched the emphasis from the river to a railroad network. The railroads new flexibility as a conveyance began to decentralize wholesale distribution points; thus, being a factor in the downfall of the Wholesale Market House.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 208 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title New Albany, Indiana : a market town en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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