The Resource The best brick house in all the country : documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina, by Neale Canter Nickels

The best brick house in all the country : documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina, by Neale Canter Nickels

Label
The best brick house in all the country : documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina
Title
The best brick house in all the country
Title remainder
documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina
Statement of responsibility
by Neale Canter Nickels
Title variation
Documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This thesis represents the assembly of physical architectural analysis, archival investigation, and the study of the work of previous historians on the subject of the main house at Medway Plantation. Medway is a property whose origins can be traced back to the seventeenth century. Since then, it has changed form many times. A great amount of research has been conducted on Medway by historians, both amateur and professional. Few, however, if any have ever been able to study Medway with the stucco removed from the exterior and walls and floors exposed on the inside. This was the impetus for researching Medway as a thesis topic. In 2012 after Medway was purchased by its current owner, it underwent a large-scale restoration. The work included removing a majority of the stucco from the building and interior finishes to assess the integrity of the structure and to make necessary upgrades to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Exposing the 'bones' of the structure provided the opportunity to study Medway holistically and see it in a way it had not been previously seen, maybe ever. When the investigation was finalized, a more complete understanding of Medway's structural evolution became apparent. Medway's history is presented chronologically throughout the chapters in this thesis. In the end, there are four major building phases that are identified and discussed as effecting the overall structure of Medway, while a fifth phase describes the more recent period of minor, mostly aesthetic, changes."--Page ii
Cataloging source
SXC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nickels, Neale Canter
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.S.H.P.)--Clemson University and College of Charleston, 2013.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medway (S.C.)
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Dwellings
  • Plantations
  • Historic buildings
  • Berkeley County (S.C.)
Label
The best brick house in all the country : documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina, by Neale Canter Nickels
Link
http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2641&context=all_theses
Instantiates
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1539424
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and current conditions -- "...The best brick-house in all the country." -- Modest Medway -- Medway's adolescence -- The romantic legacy of the Stoneys -- "Lord, please send us a rich Yankee" -- Conclusion -- Appendices: A. Mortar analysis: Medway Plantation, Mount Holly, South Carolina ; B. Conjectural floor plans and elevations ; C. An alternate development scenario in the nineteenth century ; D. Architectural description by room
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, color maps, plans (some color)
Label
The best brick house in all the country : documenting the structural evolution of Medway, Mount Holly, South Carolina, by Neale Canter Nickels
Link
http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2641&context=all_theses
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1539424
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and current conditions -- "...The best brick-house in all the country." -- Modest Medway -- Medway's adolescence -- The romantic legacy of the Stoneys -- "Lord, please send us a rich Yankee" -- Conclusion -- Appendices: A. Mortar analysis: Medway Plantation, Mount Holly, South Carolina ; B. Conjectural floor plans and elevations ; C. An alternate development scenario in the nineteenth century ; D. Architectural description by room
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, color maps, plans (some color)

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