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By Robert Kent Sutton

ISBN-10: 0870812599

ISBN-13: 9780870812590

Takes an incisive examine America's westward circulate, targeting the unfold of serious Revival structure around the US with its cultivation in Oregon throughout the 1850s. Sutton attracts from a wide selection of documentary and visible assets: diaries and early architectural development books to present fabric, cultural literature and a wealth of remarkable pictures.

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2: Greek Revival house, Branford Point Historic District, Branford, Connecticut. Unknown builder, ca. 1832. Courtesy Connecticut Historical Commission. 3: Greek Revival house, Branford Point Historic District, Branford, Connecticut. Unknown builder, ca. 1833. Courtesy Connecticut Historical Commission. 4: Greek Revival house, Branford Point Historic District, Branford, Connecticut. Unknown builder, ca. 1832. Courtesy Connecticut Historical Commission. 5: Greek Revival house, Branford Center Historic District, Branford, Connecticut.

1800s banks what drive-in tellers are to the financial institutions of today. 9). The triangular shape of the site posed an interesting design dilemma - that of locating a symmetrical classical structure on an asymmetrical lot. 10: Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee. Designed by William Strickland, 1858. Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives. rounded Corinthian portico and tower - copied from the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates - at the narrow end of the triangle. Like the European architects in the Greek Revival style, Strickland incorporated an archeologically correct ancient monument into his modern design.

Finally, my wife, Harriet, has been my source of strength. She read the manuscript in its various drafts, made helpful suggestions, and served as a sounding board for many of my ideas during the course of preparing this study. My two-year-old son, Lee David, has been a marvelous inspiration as well. ROBERT K. SUTTON Page 1 1 Introduction Tucked away in the Oregon Historical Society library is an obscure but wonderful manuscript - the diary of Alvin T. Smith. Smith started his daily journal in 1840, just before immigrating to Oregon, and continued it until his death in 1887.

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