Location

King Building 227

Start Date

4-27-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2018 2:20 PM

Abtract

Archaeologists can learn about a great deal about past peoples by studying the architecture of the dwellings they inhabited. This presentation reports on research analyzing historical documents from the establishment of my hometown, Elyria, Ohio [1817], to the present in order to investigate how the city’s built environment has transformed over time. Through my analysis, I have found that some architecture has endured the test of time, while other structures have not been as fortunate. These changes stand as a testament to the changing of values of Elyrians throughout the decades. As a result of my research, and moving forward, I have created a virtual tour of the commercial and residential buildings of downtown Elyria both past and present, by using a Google software called Tour Builder, in which the greater community can dive into their hometown and explore it in new ways.

Keywords:

history, architecture, past, present

Notes

Session III, Panel 8 - Archaeological | Studies
Moderator: Drew Wilburn, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics, Chair of Archaelogical Studies, Irvin E. Houck Associate Professor in the Humanities

Major

Archaeological Studies

Advisor(s)

Amy Margaris, Anthropology

Project Mentor(s)

Amy Margaris, Anthropology

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Apr 27th, 1:00 PM Apr 27th, 2:20 PM

Capturing the Past Through Elyria’s Architecture

King Building 227

Archaeologists can learn about a great deal about past peoples by studying the architecture of the dwellings they inhabited. This presentation reports on research analyzing historical documents from the establishment of my hometown, Elyria, Ohio [1817], to the present in order to investigate how the city’s built environment has transformed over time. Through my analysis, I have found that some architecture has endured the test of time, while other structures have not been as fortunate. These changes stand as a testament to the changing of values of Elyrians throughout the decades. As a result of my research, and moving forward, I have created a virtual tour of the commercial and residential buildings of downtown Elyria both past and present, by using a Google software called Tour Builder, in which the greater community can dive into their hometown and explore it in new ways.