Gothic Architecture and Higher Ed. Photography

All Saints Chapel at dawn
A transept of All Saints Chapel, Sewanee TN at dawn

An article in today’s Atlantic Magazine Online  opened my eyes about the history of Gothic Architecture in American Higher Education.

Aerial view of Ford Buildings at Berry College
The Ford Buildings on the Berry College campus were a gift from Henry Ford.

There was a movement in the 1800’s to emulate the Oxbridgian idea of building around a quadrangle which seems over time to have become known as Collegiate Gothic. The history of this design and it’s influence are something I took for granted, but no more. I recommend taking a moment to read the article, it is fascinating.

Paul O’Mara

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