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dc.contributor.authorCassiday, Jonathan Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-06T05:30:29Z
dc.date.available2015-01-06T05:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.othercassiday_jonathan_m_201408_mhp
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cassiday_jonathan_m_201408_mhp
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30888
dc.description.abstractStructural glass was originally sold as a utilitarian material for use in sanitary areas. It originally was used to replace stone slabs, but soon found use in commercial architecture due to the characteristics of the material. Structural glass also gained prominence due to the Great Depression, the Art Deco style, the Modernize Main Street program sponsored by the Federal Housing Administration, and the advantageous marketing technique of the manufacturers of structural glass to take advantage of all these factors. Due to the effective marketing structural glass can be found as remodeled storefronts in many towns, small and large, across the country. Structural glass is a very durable material, meaning that many of these storefronts still exist but due to age are in need of repair. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the best methods of repair and in cases of renovation whether to keep a replacement glass façade or to return to an older one.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectStructural Glass
dc.subjectVitrolux
dc.subjectVitrolite
dc.subjectCarrara Glass
dc.subjectExtrudalite
dc.subjectNovus sanitary glass
dc.subjectPittco
dc.subjectPittsburgh Plate Glass
dc.subjectLibbey-Owens-Ford
dc.subjectFederal Housing Administration
dc.subjectModernize Main Street
dc.subjectStore Façade
dc.titleHistory and preservation of Depression era structural glass facades
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMHP
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Design
dc.description.majorHistoric Preservation
dc.description.advisorMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeDouglas Pardue
dc.description.committeeScott Messer
dc.description.committeeBruce K. Ferguson


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