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Historic Preservation and Conservation

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Recapturing The Breeze: Computational Simulation Of Natural Ventilation In A Raised Creole Cottage, Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki Jan 2016

Recapturing The Breeze: Computational Simulation Of Natural Ventilation In A Raised Creole Cottage, Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This research investigates the environmental behavior of naturally ventilated historic, vernacular architecture in hot-humid climates using a computational simulation and analysis methodology to better understand the role of historic adaptive comfort strategies within the contemporary context of sustainable and energy efficient preservation design. The Pitot House, a raised Creole cottage, located in New Orleans, LA that has been heavily modified from its original environmental configuration will be studied in depth to highlight the importance of this approach in its ability to recreate historic configurations, visualize past levels of human thermal comfort, and use this information to make informed, sustainable decisions ...


Penn Fruit And The Everyday Modern: Interpreting The Mid-Century Supermarket, Shannon Teresa Garrison Jan 2013

Penn Fruit And The Everyday Modern: Interpreting The Mid-Century Supermarket, Shannon Teresa Garrison

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In Philadelphia, Penn Fruit was one of the earliest grocery stores to adopt the supermarket model and remained an innovator in the grocery business from its founding in 1927 until it declared bankruptcy in 1975. Max Zimmerman, editor of Super Market Merchandising and founder of the Super Market Institute considered it a "recognized leader" in the field, highlighting it as one of the "outstanding operations in the country" in his 1955 book, Super Markets. In the 1950s its per-store sales were over three times the national average, and the company's distinctive stores, with their arched rooflines and sparkling glass ...


Philadelphia Corner Stores: Their History, Use, And Preservation, Lynn Miriam Alpert Jan 2012

Philadelphia Corner Stores: Their History, Use, And Preservation, Lynn Miriam Alpert

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The corner store is a unique type of commercial building due to its placement within row house neighborhoods and on otherwise residential blocks. These buildings stand in stark contrast to the concentrations of commercial structures in shopping districts and along commercial corridors. This study examines this distinct combination, which was created to serve the needs of residents on the periphery of city centers in a specific historical moment, the latter half of the 19th century into the early 20th century. The study utilizes scholarly histories of urban expansion, neighborhood formation, and transportation advances in the United States from the mid-19th ...