The Old South : The Meetinghouse and the American Preservation Movement

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1998

GUSN

GUSN-169889

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The threat that the Old South meetinghouse might be abandoned set off a 19th-century firestorm. As Bostonians flocked from the crowded downtown to the new Back Bay area, the very existence of the Old South was in danger. The reaction was incredible, and marked a change in the American thinking towards a changing public environment. Michael Holleran looks at what became the genesis of the modern preservation movement.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 285

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1998.076.264.004

Abstract

The threat that the Old South meetinghouse might be abandoned set off a 19th-century firestorm. As Bostonians flocked from the crowded downtown to the new Back Bay area, the very existence of the Old South was in danger. The reaction was incredible, and marked a change in the American thinking towards a changing public environment. Michael Holleran looks at what became the genesis of the modern preservation movement.

Date Notes

Volume 76, Number 264 (Spring/Summer 1998)

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Record Details

Originator

Michael Holleran (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1998). 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