SAH Archipedia: New Essays and Lesson Plans Added

by SAH News | Nov 22, 2019
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Kitchen-Hospital-Quarter, c. 1834, enslaved carpenters. Massies Mill, Virginia. Credit: Cora Cox House. © Saving Slave Houses

This month in SAH Archipedia, Jobie Hill explores Slave Houses and Plantation Landscapes and Bart Bryant-Mole discusses Googie Architecture. SAH Archipedia’s teaching resources have also been expanded with the addition of two new high school lesson plans by Kevin Hofmann: Scraping the Sky and American Utopia: The Architecture and History of the Suburb.

SAH Archipedia is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press. It contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 20,000 structures and places within the United States. Within SAH Archipedia you will discover an astonishing variety of buildings, from a log house in Pennsylvania to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, from an anonymous gas station by an unknown designer to a celebrated masterwork by Frank Lloyd Wright. Whether major or minor, famous or obscure, all of these buildings are significant because they tell the story of architecture in the U.S. from pre-European settlement to the 21st century—a history that unfolds in building entries and thematic and place-based essays written by leading architectural historians.




Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.
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