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Assignment 1. The Free Lance, 24 May 1910. What’s the deal?. Write a paper describing the changes over time [evolution] to block 66 of downtown Fredericksburg. Changes in buildings Changes in use of space Changes in meaning Summarize/Characterize these changes in a short paper. .

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Assignment 1

Assignment 1

The Free Lance, 24 May 1910


What s the deal
What’s the deal?

Write a paper describing the changes over time [evolution] to block 66 of downtown Fredericksburg.

  • Changes in buildings

  • Changes in use of space

  • Changes in meaning

    Summarize/Characterize these changes in a short paper.



Resources
Resources

  • Visual inspection of the buildings on the block at this time.

  • Fire insurance maps from 1886, 1892, 1896, 1902, 1907, 1912, 1919, 1927, 1937-1947, 1956, 1965

  • Land tax map for 1930

  • Aerial photographs 1937, current (Google maps, city of Fredericksburg)

  • Historic pictures, 1881, 1927. Post cards in city library collection.

  • City directories, 1888-1889, 1892, 1910, 1920, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1951

  • Manuscript census of 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.

  • Newspaper accounts, 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Land tax records and other documents


Sanborn--1912

Sanborn ---1965


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Merged stereoptican pictures from St. George’s steeple ca 1881.




Suggestions
Suggestions

Don’t write a history of each building. Characterize the changes on the block, then use an example from your research as evidence.

Be certain to look at all the fire maps, so you see the changes that may explain features on the block that don’t make sense otherwise.

What is driving the changes? Talk about how the town changes, but only from the perspective of this block.

How did the automobile impact life? For example.

Edit your work.


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