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Alexander O. Boulton

Dr. Alexander O. Boulton is a Professor of History at Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD. Alex Boulton received his Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary in 1991. He is the author of a biography on Frank Lloyd Wright, and has written and photographed articles for American Heritage, American Quarterly and The William and Mary Quarterly. He is currently writing a book on ideas on race in the early Republic. He has also worked on archaeological sites at Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello.

Articles by this Author

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE IN NAME AND FORM, an icon of postmodernism comes wrapped in centuries of architectural history
It belonged to Taos’s most influential family until well into the twentieth century, but this unadorned adobe hacienda speaks of the earliest days of Spanish occupation of the Southwest
The generation that fought World War II also won a housing revolution that promised and delivered a home for $7,990
A Romanesque mansion in Chicago was built to forbid outsiders while providing a warm welcome to guests within
The Colonial Revival was born in a time of late-nineteenth-century ferment, and from then on the style resurfaced every time Americans needed reassurance
A rare survivor of New England’s earliest days testifies to the strength that forged a nation
At the dawn of this century a new form of residential architecture rose from the American heartland, ruled by the total integration of space, site, and structure
From The Greek, November 1990 | Vol. 41, No. 7
In its majesty and in its simplicity, the Greek Revival house seemed to echo America’s belief in the past and hopes for the future
The shady courtyards, tiled roofs, and white stucco walls of 1920s Palm Beach owed something to the style of the Spanish Renaissance and everything to the vision of Addison Mizner
The medieval look that swept America a hundred and fifty years ago wasn’t just a matter of nostalgia for pointed archways and crenellated towers; it was also the very model of a modern architectural style
An architecture for a new nation found its inspiration in ancient Rome
The pilasters and pediments of an architecture perfectly suited to our eighteenth-century aristocracy flourish in today’s skyline and suburb
The first settlers marked the borders of their lives with simple fences that grew ever more elaborate over the centuries