The railroad roundhouse of Frankfort, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Parker, Francis H. (Francis Haywood), 1938- en_US
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Kristi D. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:42Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2005 .H36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188007
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the former Nickel Plate railroad roundhouse located in Frankfort, Indiana. The building is in danger of demolition by neglect and was listed on Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana's Top Ten Most Endangered Sites list in January 2004. In order to suggest realistic adaptive reuse options for the building, a number of elements were researched. The study includes information pertaining to the history of the railroad in the United States and Indiana, followed by specific information on roundhouses, the history of Frankfort and its role in the railroad community, a study of the Frankfort roundhouse itself, and examples of successful roundhouse adaptive reuse across the country. Various problems that would inhibit the efforts of a preservation group are explored, and suggestions for the building's future are made based on the author's knowledge of the subject.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent v, 178 leaves : ill., maps, facsim. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Roundhouses (Railroads) -- Indiana -- Frankfort. en_US
dc.subject.other Frankfort Roundhouse (Frankfort, Ind.) en_US
dc.subject.other Frankfort (Ind.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. en_US
dc.title The railroad roundhouse of Frankfort, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1314226 en_US


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