Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Weinheimer, John F. III Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-11597-123711 Title A Place of Our Own Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Chair Dunay, Donna W. Committee Member Mashburn, Joseph L. Committee Member O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member Keywords
- town house
- row house
Date of Defense 1997-08-16 Availability unrestricted AbstractA place is said to be meaningful when man feels "at home."
Looking at industrial cities, one finds an immense density to them. This results from the
communities surrounding the industry. These communities developed from the housing
supplied by the factories for the workers, primarily immigrants. They generally formed communities based on their ethnic origins and/or religious beliefs.
The craftsmanship, quality and conditions were not the best. Within this context some of the
strongest communities developed. Industry supplied these families with minimal housing.
These families created something greater - a place to live - a shelter they could return to
and a community to grow. The workers and their families succeeded in making a place of
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