Galveston Architecture Guidebook

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Rice University Press, 1996 - Architecture - 275 pages
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The Galveston Architecture Guidebook includes the city's imposing business blocks, institutional buildings, and houses, both large and small. Conceived in the nineteenth-century, Galveston's town plan was highly sophisticated reflecting the city's role as a major Southern port from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century. The guidebook also addresses more recent architectural episodes, such as the growth of the city's highly acclaimed medical center, the development of its neighborhoods, and the evolution of its beach front. Each entry in the guidebook includes a photograph, an identifying number keyed to a tour map, as well as historical, descriptive, and critical commentary. Also included are several appendices for easy reference: an illustrated building typology, and architectural glossary, and a selected bibliography.

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Preface vii
East End 61
UTMBEast End Flats 119

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STEPHEN FOX is the author of the Houston Architectural Guide, published by the American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter, and Herring Press, in 1990. A fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas, he teaches in the School of Architecture at Rice University.ELLEN BEASLEY is a nationally recognized preservation consultant. She has received the prestigious Rome Prize in Urban Planning and Design at the American Academy in Rome and a Loeb Fellowship to the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston, published by Rice University Press in 1996.

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