Astronomical Observatories in New England

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1960

GUSN

GUSN-169707

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Description

New England observatories built between 1836 and World War I have little in common, but each shows how the concept of an observatory changed from a simple building with a dome to a building or set of buildings divided up according to function. These observatories were predominately Classical in construction and demonstrate a change in the relationship between science and architecture.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 81

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1960.050.179.002

Abstract

New England observatories built between 1836 and World War I have little in common, but each shows how the concept of an observatory changed from a simple building with a dome to a building or set of buildings divided up according to function. These observatories were predominately Classical in construction and demonstrate a change in the relationship between science and architecture.

Date Notes

Volume 50, Number 179 (Winter 1960)

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Record Details

Originator

Marian Card Donnelly (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1960). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England