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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Herbert DeCosta, Jr.

Author: Herbert A DeCosta; Denise Gines; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Entrepreneur and architect Herbert Alexander DeCosta, Jr. was born on March 17, 1923, in Charleston, South Carolina to Herbert A. DeCosta, Sr. and Julia Craft DeCosta. He graduated from the Avery Institute in Charleston in 1940, and received his B.A. degree from Iowa State College in architectural engineering in 1944. In 1947, DeCosta joined the family business, H.A. DeCosta Company, which was founded by his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Herbert A DeCosta; Herbert A DeCosta
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert A DeCosta; Denise Gines; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150479
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Denise Gines, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Charleston, South Carolina
2007 February 2.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 40 min., 47 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Herbert DeCosta, Jr.
Herbert DeCosta, Jr.

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Entrepreneur and architect Herbert Alexander DeCosta, Jr. was born on March 17, 1923, in Charleston, South Carolina to Herbert A. DeCosta, Sr. and Julia Craft DeCosta. He graduated from the Avery Institute in Charleston in 1940, and received his B.A. degree from Iowa State College in architectural engineering in 1944. In 1947, DeCosta joined the family business, H.A. DeCosta Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1899. He worked there as vice president and president until his retirement in 1989, selling the business in 1990. One of DeCosta Company’s notable projects was the restoration of the Herndon Mansion in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as a historic restoration consultant on local projects for Historic Traditions and Grace Custom Homes. DeCosta received various awards including South Carolina’s Governor’s Award and the Frances R. Edmunds Award for Historic Preservation for his contributions to the Charleston. He passed away on December 28, 2008.

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