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Architectural History - Richmond

Selection of Thesis and Dissertations

 

 

This list of thesis and dissertations focus on the architectural history of Richmond. Most of these were written by VCU graduate students in VCU's Art History Department. Unless otherwise noted, these titles are located in Special Collections and Archives. Some are available online as part  of VCU Libraries's Scholars Compass.

 

 

 

  • Allen, Mary Lee Link. "Thomas U. Walter's Greek Revival Church in Richmond, Virginia." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1978. This thesis discusses Walter's First Baptist Church building, now owned by VCU.
      AC 801 .A7 1978 A55    

 

 

 

  • Barrett, Anne Rachelle. "The Consul Smith Palladio at Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Renaissance." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006.
      AC 801 2006 .B38    

 

 

 

  • Barnett, Elizabeth. "Johnson. John Clarke (1766-1844): Richmond Architect and Industrialist." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001.    AC 801 2001 .B37

 

 

 

  • Bradshaw, Rachel M. "Tiffany Windows in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001.      AC 801 1997 .B72

 

 

 

  • Carr, Laura G. "Creating the Kent-Valentine House: A History of Change, 1845-1995." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1995.   AC 801 1995 .C375

 

 

 

  • Carr, Karen Marie. "The Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, Richmond, Virginia, 1808-1809: An Examination of the Patronage and Style." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994.  
    AC 801 1995 .C37    

 

 

 

  • Saadat, Ramin. "Jefferson, Palladio, Euhemerism, and the Virginia State Capitol." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994.    
      AC801 1995 .S23  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Case, Keisha. "Alexander Parris in Richmond: 1810-1812." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004.    AC 801 2004 .C38

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fedorko, Elizabeth Holcombe. "Art Deco Architecture in Richmond." M.A. Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987.  AC 801 1987 F 4
           

 

  • Foster, Heather. "Wallpaper in Richmond, Virginia, 1785-1908." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000.   AC 801 2000 .F67

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Horner, Susan G. "The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Virginia, 1903-06: An Example of the American Renaissance." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000.  
    AC 801 2000 .H67    

 

 

 

  • Hubenthal, John. "Four Firebacks." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985. John Hubenthal's thesis investigates four cast-iron firebacks on the ground floor of VCU's McAdams House at 914 West Franklin Street.  
      AC 801 1995 .H82    

 

 

 

  • Jacobe, Stephanie. "Albert Lawrence West (1825-1892): From Master Builders to Architectural Professionals: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Architecture in Virginia." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001.  
    AC 801 2001 .J33    

 

 

 

  • Jurgens, Karri. "The Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, Richmond, 1808-1809." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001.  AC 801 2001 .J87 v.1 and v.2

 

 

 

  • McLean, Ann Hunter. "Unveiling the Lost Cause: A Study of Monuments to the Civil War Memory in Richmond, Virginia and Vicinity." M.A. Thesis, University of Virginia, 1998.    Cabell Stacks:  E581.9 .M35 1998a

 

 

 

  • Nguyen-Weaver, Jonathan Matthew, "American Renaissance Stained Glass of the 800 and 900 blocks of West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia". M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002.    AC 801 2002 .N58

 

 

 

  • Novelli, Christopher Vincent. "William C. Noland and Residential Design on Richmond's West Franklin Street." M.A. thesis, University of Virginia, 1996.    Special Collections and Archvies:  NA 735.R5 N6 1996

 

 

 

  • Richardson, Selden. " `Architect of the City': Wilfred Emory Cutshaw (1838-1907) and Municipal Architecture in Richmond." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996.  AC 801 1996 .R53

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Steele, Karen Dallison. "The Egyptian Building: A Study." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1979. VCU's Egyptian Building was built in 1845 for the newly established Medical College of Virginia.    Available in both campus libraries' Special Collections and Archive departments: AC 801 .A7 1979 S84

 

 

 

  • Wilbanks, Korene G. (Korene Greta Olson). "Robert Mills and the Brockenbrough House, Richmond, Virginia, 1817-1822 ." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999. AC 801 1999 .W558
         

 

  • Zimmerman, Melissa. "The Allison House, Richmond, Virginia, 1894-1896: Light Fixtures and Original Wall Finishes." M.A. thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997. Melissa Zimmerman's thesis focused on what is now the VCU President's House, 910 West Franklin Street.    AC 801 1997 .Z57