Thesis: Chantilly

Auburn University's The Rural Studio, Newbern, AL

Original 1843 structure was relocated fifteen miles from Greensboro, AL to The Rural Studio campus. Ms.Margaret Mitchell was a frequent guest of the residence when it was in Greensboro.

Thesis included : Measured AS-BUILT drawings (showing evolution of the residence), structural reattachment of the second floor to the home, replacement of the porch, reconstruction of the porch roof modified to redirect rainwater, re-point windows, strip and repaint ornamental woodwork, build a teaching model (now at the Alabama Historical Commission), replace building sills, rebuild porch piers, bring water to the site, and propose new use of the residence.

HABS Library of Congress link:
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Metropolis April 2002 

The Rural Studio: Architecture of Decency, Dean & Hursley, Princeton Press