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.