Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Flynn Greenhouse

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Institution Name: Goddard College
Original/Historic Place Name: Greenhouse
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1925original construction Kelly, James T.
1938addition
Designer: James T. Kelly
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood frame and brick
Roof: hot roof and asphalt
 
Function:
ca. 1925other (companion building for garden house)
1938-present (2006)academic department building (a one-story brick addition was added on the southwest and a wooden clapboard addition on the west in 1938 to adopt it for science use by the college)
 

Narrative:
This small brick greenhouse and headhouse were designed as companion structures for the garden house. The Greenhouse's Flemish bond brick pattern and heavy slate roof repeat those of the garden house. A brick chimney stack resembles a clustered stack and has a corbelled top. In the recent past the greenhouse has been used as a college science building.
 

References:

The American Renaissance, 1876-1917. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum; New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Brett, Gerald. English Furniture and its Setting. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965.

Byron, John. New York Interiors. New York, Dover, 1976.

Coman, Katherine. The Industrial History of the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1973.

Fastnedge, Ralph. English Furniture Styles from 1500 to 1830. New York: Barnes, 1964.

Fitzgerald, Oscar. Three Centuries of American Furniture. Englewood Cliffs, NY: Prentice Hall, 1982.

Historic Sites & Structures Survey [Marshfield, including Goddard College]. Monpelier, VT: Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 1976.

Hutchinson, Hal. Goddard College Greatwood Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1996.

Kettell, Russell. Early American Rooms, 1650-1858. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture. New York: Knopf, 1970.

Lyness, Russell. The Tastemakers. New York: Harper, 1954.

Saarinen, Aline B. The Proud Professors. New York: Random House, 1958.

Sieveking, Albertus Forbes. Gardens Ancient and Modern. London: I. M. Dent & Company, 1899.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1929.

Thacker, Christopher. The History of Gardens. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979.

Townsend, Marjorie. "Humanism class lecture." Plainfield, VT: Goddard College, February 10, 1971.

"Vermont's Finest Farms." Field Illustrated (March 1920).

Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Wosley, S. W., and R. W. P. Luff. Furniture in England: The Age of the Joiner. New York: Praeger, 1969.

Zirblis, R. "Interview with Townsend." April 2, 1984.

 

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