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Changing places : remaking institutional buildings
Schneekloth, Lynda H.
Publication Information:
Fredonia, N.Y. : White Pine Press, [1992]

Physical Description:
430 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Architecture, nature and humanitarian reform : the Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane / Francis R. Kowsky -- Richardson's Buffalo State Hospital and American architecture in the 1870s / Sarah Bradford Landau -- The architectural importance of H.H. Richardson's Buffalo State Hospital / John Coolidge -- The state mental hospitals of Maryland : a historical and architectural perspective / Lauren L. Bowlin -- Building institutionally significant histories : on understanding the adaptive reuse of buildings / Anthony D. King -- The hangman's new clothes : three histories of prison reuse / David J.T. Vanderburgh -- The good and the evil : the preservation of places with a negative symbolic image / Randolph Langenbach.

The challenge of adapting historic institutional buildings to new ones / H. Ward Jandl -- The importance of comprehensive planning for the reuse of mental hospital properties : lessons learned in Massachusetts and Connecticut / Gene Bunnell -- Testing the economic feasibility of adaptive reuse : Building "J" at the Oregon State Hospital / Steven L. Clay and William H. Harper -- Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary : these stone walls do not a shopping center make / Dennis R. Montagna -- The Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital : how "Glenwood" was lost / Tyler Potterfield -- From movie set to government offices : Building 10 at the Buffalo Psychiatric center / Barbara A. Capagna.

Dollars and sense : the rehabilitation of Dimock Community Health Center / Alisa M. McCann -- Bon-Pasteur : the conversion of the Good Shepherd Convent / Clément Demers and Robert White -- Adaptive reuse : how regulatory measures imposed on physical characteristics impact the reuse of school buildings / Christine Taylor -- The Snug Harbor Music Hall design competition / Mark A. Hewitt -- Restrictions on the concept of compatible use : the restoration of San Lorenzo's Convent, Naples / Francesco Domenico Moccia.
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NA4170 .C48 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
NA4170 .C48 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Buffalo Collection Non-Circ

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A collection of essays from 21 contributors exploring the problems of large, historically significant institutional buildings that have deteriorated or been abandoned because they are no longer viable for their original purpose. This is a message from scholars and practicing architects in keeping with the importance of these structures and their grounds and with the proven track record of adaptive reuse as an economical alternative to demolition and new construction. The social, architectural, historical, and political forces that created our institutional complexes are explored at the beginning of the book. This is followed by a section offering theoretical frameworks within which to interpret the buildings' histories and to make informed decisions about their use. The third part of the book consists of case studies of institutional complexes, followed by a section offering unique strategies for reusing institutional buildings. There are more than 150 black-and-white photographs and drawings. Recommended for academic libraries supporting programs in architecture, historic preservation, and/or interior design. R. P. Meden; Marymount University