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Historic Court House: Auburn, NY. Kirstie Donahue. Culminating Project. Work of Art. What I Noticed. What I Noticed Continued…. The Court House is Centrally Located in the City. (In relation to other important buildings) It Appears Prestigious Next to Most Buildings on the Same Street .

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Historic court house auburn ny

Historic Court House: Auburn, NY

Kirstie Donahue

Culminating Project


Work of art

Work of Art


What i noticed

What I Noticed


What i noticed continued

What I Noticed Continued…

  • The Court House is Centrally Located in the City. (In relation to other important buildings)

  • It Appears Prestigious Next to Most Buildings on the Same Street.

  • There is a Veterans Memorial to the Right of the Building for Local Veterans of World War II.


Work of art from the past

Work of Art From the Past


Contextual information

Contextual Information

  • Located: 152 Genessee Street Auburn, NY

  • Original Greek Revival Structure Designed by John I. Hagaman.

  • Constructed in 1836 for $30,000.

  • In 1922 a Fire Destroyed Most of the Court House and Caused the Original Dome to Drop Through the Building.

  • Court House is on the National and State Historic Registries‘ as well as the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.


Contextual information continued

Contextual Information Continued…

  • More About John I. Hagaman

    • Known for Being the First to Introduce the Greek Revival Style to Auburn, NY

    • Between 1821-1843 Hagaman designed several public, commercial, religious and residential buildings (including his own home) in the area.

    • Ran a School for Architecture

  • Link

    • http://www.hgtv.com/video/greek-revival-video/index.html


Personal connections

Personal Connections

  • Grew-up Outside of Auburn, NY

  • Continually Drawn to the Grand Architecture of the Court House. It’s Unique Qualities Allow it to Stand Out Despite it’s Overall Simplicity.

  • Academic Connections

    • Linked to a Variety of Subjects

      • History, Art & Music, English/Writing, Mathematics


Possible lines of inquiry key ideas

Possible Lines of Inquiry & Key Ideas


Lines of inquiry

Lines of Inquiry

  • Line of Inquiry:

    • How does John I. Hagaman’s architecture [represented in the Cayuga County Court House] use stately symmetry, heavy form, and simplistically bold details to reflect a self-portrait of society during the early to mid 19th Century in Upstate New York?


Activity ideas

Activity Ideas

  • History

    • Research and Present on Greek Revival Architecture from the Early to Mid 19th Century.

  • Art/Music

    • Create Your Own Representation of Greek Revival.

      • Sculpture

      • Drawing

      • Painting

      • Musical Representation

  • English/Writing

    • Create a Story Incorporating 19th Century Historical Aspects as well as Greek Revival Architecture.

  • Mathematics

    • Research Mathematical Concepts that Pertain to Greek Revival Architecture (For Older Children).

    • Counting Activity- Using Column and Details (For Younger Children).


Resources

Resources

  • Booth, E. (2001). The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life. Lincoln Nebraska: iUniverse. [ISBN 0-595-19380-3].

  • http://www.livingplaces.com/NY/Cayuga_County/Auburn_City/South_Street_Area_Historic_District.html

  • https://www.nycourts.gov/publications/benchmarks/issue6/Courthouse.shtml

    • http://www.hgtv.com/video/greek-revival-video/index.html


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