i need help with history 2

Please choose a residential structure you have been in and are familiar with. For example, your childhood home or Rolla in Missouri apartment, fraternity or sorority, residence hall, hotel, relative’s house, vacation home, etc. Research the history of the building including the designer/architect (if known), when it was built, and any historical significance of the building. Secondly, tell me what you consider the architecture of that structure shows about it, its intended use, its designers and builders, and the time period it was built. What did the designers of the structure want to convey? Were they successful?

Make sure you answer the following questions:

  • Where is it?
  • What is it?
  • When was it built (& modified)?
  • What “style or styles” is it?
  • Who designed it, built it and who lived there?
  • Why was it built? Has this reason changed over time?
  • How has the structure changed over time?
  • What does the structure tell us about the builders, residents, and society; both when it was built and how this changed over time?

This is not strictly a research paper. I want your informed view of the structure and not simply data about it. What do you think? What is your analysis of the building? Make sure to back up your judgments with evidence. Photos, plans, etc. are encouraged but not mandatory.

The paper should be about 1250 words. A title page is not required but please put your name, the date, and the course and section (Hist 4550 A or B) at the top of your paper. If you use outside sources, please cite them by whatever system you are most comfortable with; APA, MLA, Turabian/Chicago, etc. History majors must use Turabian/Chicago.

Helpful hints:

Make sure your paper is well constructed and free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

Introductions and conclusions are important. Use them properly.

For further information, please see: http://academic.bowdoin.edu/WritingGuides/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.