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New Bern and Williamsburg – The Final Look

By • Aug 22nd, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my last post I discussed my visit to New Bern to select and photograph homes. The next part of my research process was to select houses that I would analyze in Williamsburg. Initially I thought I would be able to compare homes of very similar ages but this turned out not to be the case. […]

Traveling to New Bern

By • Aug 15th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last blog post I have traveled to New Bern, North Carolina. I photographed about 10 different structures that were built prior to 1800 and then chose about five that I will examine further. Before I leave campus for the summer I will also choose which five homes in Williamsburg I would like to analyze, […]

If Walls Could Talk – The Beginning

By • Jun 29th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I am researching the architecture of historical buildings and how they were perceived at the time of their construction. I’ll be looking at 18th century homes in Colonial Williamsburg as well as in coastal North Carolina. My firsts step in beginning my research process was to meet with Mr. Klee the architectural historian […]

If Walls Could Talk – A Historical Look at Coastal North Carolina Architecture

By • Mar 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Frequently architecture is viewed based on today’s standards. Design, layout, size and appeal are considered in terms of our current society. Through my research project I’m looking at the past — not from a current perspective looking back — but at historical buildings in the context of the society at the time they were built . I’m […]