Theses (Historic Preservation)
Thesis or dissertation
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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
American Art and Architecture Commons, Architectural History and Criticism Commons, Historic Preservation and Conservation Commons
Date Posted: 15 June 2015
Pluskota, Kaitlin (2015). To Build on the Past: A Foundational Database of the Vermont Marble Company Archives. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.