publication . Thesis . 2006

Aesthetic Movement Ideals in Contemporary Architecture: The President Garfield Historic Site Visitors Center

Redenshek, Julie;
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  • Published: 11 May 2006
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
The James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio includes numerous structures of mid 19th century Victorian Era architecture. After the grounds became a national landmark in 1945, all new additions conformed to the existing historic style. This Thesis proposes that the existing visitors center be relocated from the carriage house to a new structure on site. This new visitor center is sensitive to the existing however, visually different. This architectural position is contradictory to previous additions in the past 50 years. Therefore, to draw a parallel and in an effort to allude to the past, the contemporary visitor center contains the same philoso...
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