Title page for ETD etd-11597-123711

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Weinheimer, John F. III
Author's Email Address jweinhei@vt.edu
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
  • town house
  • row house
  • place
Date of Defense 1997-08-16
Availability unrestricted
A 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

their own.


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