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Published: Jan 1 2001
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Carl R. Lounsbury
Carl R. Lounsbury is an architectural historian with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. An author of Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building, he has taught early American architectural history at several institutions in Virginia, including Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Lounsbury lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
""When Hurricane Hugo tore open the Charleston County Courthouse in 1989, it also opened up an opportunity to discover the rich history of a unique American landmark. In this intriguing study of architectural detective work, Carl R. Lounsbury traces the complex development of the building from its splendor as the South Carolina Statehouse in the 1750s through the changes that accommodated Charleston life through the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries."—Catherine Bishir, author of North Carolina Architecture
"From Statehouse to Courthouse offers Charleston architectural history at its best, with thorough contextual and archaeological analyses of origins and design sources, and illustrates the evolution of a historical building from colonial statehouse to county courthouse to hurricane-ravaged shell. The book is also a guide to the decision making that has characterized Charleston's most significant preservation project."—Kenneth Severens, author of Charleston Antebellum Architecture and Civic Destiny
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