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"Mid Pleasures and Palaces: The Architecture of Empire at Sweet Springs, WV

Craven, Murray
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Craven, Murray
Advisor
Wilson, Richard
Abstract
The monumental architecture of Sweet Springs, WV, helped to establish the United States as an empire expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains. In building the Great Western hotel, its owner and investors hired architects trained under Thomas Jefferson to attract America's new aristocracy, positioning themselves and their country as civilizers. The elite and affluent could not only retreat there to avoid summertime heat and infirmities, such as malaria or cholera, but also groom themselves to be world leaders.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History, MARH (Master of Architectural History), 2017
Published Date
2017-05-10
Degree
MARH (Master of Architectural History)
Rights
CC-BY (permitting free use with proper attribution)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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