Title page for ETD etd-02072006-130519


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kennedy, Michael Farrell
URN etd-02072006-130519
Title West Virginia House: A Union of Two Vernaculars
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Galloway, William U. Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Jones, James R. Committee Member
Keywords
  • photography
Date of Defense 2005-09-16
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This project uses elements of two architectural vernaculars that were once common in West Virginia.

The agrarian vernacular includes I-houses and barns. The industrial vernacular includes buildings of the timber and coal industries – particularly coal tipples.

My project hopes to reflect the wrenching changes the coming of the Industrial Revolution brought to West Virginia in the decades following the Civil War.

The building is a house in rural Pocahontas County.

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