skip to content
The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile

Author: John S Sledge; Sheila Hagler
Publisher: Athens [Ga.] : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In The Pillared City, John S. Sledge presents a richly illustrated overview of the Greek Revival period in Mobile, Alabama (1825-70), when high-style and vernacular columned buildings were erected on the city's streets." "Using a wealth of resources such as deeds and diaries, Sledge reveals the architectural accomplishments that helped Mobile emerge from its position as a rustic backwater to become a prominent  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sledge, John S. (John Sturdivant), 1957-
Pillared city.
Athens [Ga.] : University of Georgia Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008050098
(OCoLC)276141271
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John S Sledge; Sheila Hagler
OCLC Number: 758697101
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 148 pages) : illustrations
Contents: My Georgia cottage --
Acknowledgments --
Photographer's note --
Greek revival architecture in America --
Pillared beginnings in antebellum Mobile --
Pillared city, pillared ruin, 1836-1839 --
Town and country classicism, 1840-1865 --
The long reverberation --
List of abbreviations --
Notes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John S. Sledge ; photography by Sheila Hagler.

Abstract:

Presents an illustrated overview of the Greek Revival period in Mobile, Alabama (1825-70), when high style and vernacular columned buildings were erected on the city's streets. This title reveals the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

It is always a pleasure to read something written by someone who knows what he is talking about, and when it comes to the architecture of Mobile, Sledge knows his stuff.--Journal of Southern History Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758697101> # The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "758697101" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/gau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Place/athens_ga> ; # Athens Ga.
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/840962> ; # Buildings
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/724.230976122/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Place/mobile_ala> ; # Mobile (Ala.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Topic/greek_revival_architecture_alabama_mobile> ; # Greek revival (Architecture)--Alabama--Mobile
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/NA735> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/947531> ; # Greek revival (Architecture)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206367> ; # Alabama--Mobile.
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/19440174> ; # Sheila Hagler
    schema:copyrightYear "2009" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/6737907> ; # John Sturdivant Sledge
    schema:datePublished "2009" ;
    schema:description "My Georgia cottage -- Acknowledgments -- Photographer's note -- Greek revival architecture in America -- Pillared beginnings in antebellum Mobile -- Pillared city, pillared ruin, 1836-1839 -- Town and country classicism, 1840-1865 -- The long reverberation -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/159011938> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/276141271> ;
    schema:name "The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile"@en ;
    schema:productID "758697101" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/758697101#PublicationEvent/athens_ga_university_of_georgia_press_2009> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Agent/university_of_georgia_press> ; # University of Georgia Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/758697101#Review/2127658997> ;
    schema:url <http://books.google.com/books?id=0UZIAQAAIAAJ> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/758697101> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Agent/university_of_georgia_press> # University of Georgia Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Georgia Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Place/mobile_ala> # Mobile (Ala.)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Mobile (Ala.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/159011938#Topic/greek_revival_architecture_alabama_mobile> # Greek revival (Architecture)--Alabama--Mobile
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85057193> ;
    schema:name "Greek revival (Architecture)--Alabama--Mobile"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206367> # Alabama--Mobile.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Alabama--Mobile." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/840962> # Buildings
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Buildings"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/947531> # Greek revival (Architecture)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Greek revival (Architecture)"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/19440174> # Sheila Hagler
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hagler" ;
    schema:givenName "Sheila" ;
    schema:name "Sheila Hagler" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/6737907> # John Sturdivant Sledge
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1957" ;
    schema:familyName "Sledge" ;
    schema:givenName "John Sturdivant" ;
    schema:givenName "John S." ;
    schema:name "John Sturdivant Sledge" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/276141271>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Pillared city." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758697101> ; # The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/758697101#Review/2127658997>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758697101> ; # The pillared city : Greek revival Mobile
    schema:reviewBody ""In The Pillared City, John S. Sledge presents a richly illustrated overview of the Greek Revival period in Mobile, Alabama (1825-70), when high-style and vernacular columned buildings were erected on the city's streets." "Using a wealth of resources such as deeds and diaries, Sledge reveals the architectural accomplishments that helped Mobile emerge from its position as a rustic backwater to become a prominent international seaport. Sledge explains how these buildings reflect coastal and national trends and details the surprisingly advanced construction techniques required of the architects and builders." "Sledge offers more than an architectural history, incorporating stories such as how the triple blows of bankruptcy, yellow fever, and fire nearly obliterated Mobile in 1839. The eventful histories behind prominent landmarks such as Barton Academy, Government Street Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Oakleigh, Stewartfield, Georgia Cottage, and the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion are detailed, as are the lives of historical figures like Henry Hitchcock, James and Charles Dakin, James Gallier, Signor Vito Viti, John Trenier Sr., and Augusta Jane Evans." "Featuring more than fifty-five contemporary black-and-white photographs by Sheila Hagler and an array of historical images, The Pillared City captures the grace and allure of Mobile's antebellum style."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.