Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Virginia colonists recreated the old world in the new
in the seventeenth century. They brought to America the
medieval style of architecture so popular with the humbler
classes of artisan and yeoman in England. People from this
element of society, hoping to improve their fortunes, immigrated
to the new world. Longing for familiar landmarks, they
built homes in the traditional medieval style reminiscent of
England. A medieval cottage was also a practical dwelling
for the colonial family because it was fairly simple for the
amateur builder to construct.
Pitzer, Elizabeth Neal, "Virginia architecture in the seventeenth century : the medieval style" (1976). Honors Theses. 301.