Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 1-1978

Description

This photograph, taken in the late 1970s, is an aerial view of the Citadel: Military College of South Carolina. The Romanesque design of the buildings was based on the architecture of the Old Citadel, which was designed by Frederick Wesner in 1828.

Following Reconstruction the Old Citadel, which had been built in the 1830s in response to a slave revolt, resumed its function as a military college. By World War I, despite numerous structural additions, enrollment had outgrown the building and a new campus was constructed in Charleston.

Notes

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/ssa.htm

(accessed 30 Nov 2011)

http://www.citadel.edu/citadel-history/brief-history.html

(accessed 29 Nov 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina (accessed 30 Nov 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Style

Neoclassical

Subject Headings

Aerial photography -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Charleston, S.C. -- Aerial photographs; Aerial photography in city planning -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Military education -- United States -- South Carolina; Architecture -- 20th century; Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Romanesque Revival;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

South Carolina

City Name

Charleston

Keywords

aerial, Romanesque, architecture, modern

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