Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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Suggested Citation:

Pluskota, Kaitlin (2015). To Build on the Past: A Foundational Database of the Vermont Marble Company Archives. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


This thesis took advantage of the rare opportunity to look into the business records of the Vermont Marble Company. A study period of 1924-1927, and about 1,000 contracts from the company were first recorded in a digital database and then examined. As a preliminary study of this material, this thesis suggests future uses of the Vermont Marble Company archive and recounts the information gathered from this venture. Architectural trends related to the Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful, and Art-Deco movements were observed, as were trends related to specific marble types and building project locations.


Vermont Marble Company, marble, Philadelphia, Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful



Date Posted: 15 June 2015