Smokehouses in Central Delaware
Ames, David L.
Herman, Bernard L.
The smokehouses documented in the following portfolio of measured drawings were studied and recorded by students at the University of Delaware in the spring of 1986. The students participating in the course, Historic Preservation Studio (offered through the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Museum Studies Program), come from a variety of academic backgrounds including history, art history, museum studies, urban affairs and public policy, and decorative arts. For all the students the intensive documentation of a historic structure was a new and demanding experience. These drawings represent the first efforts of students who had never undertaken an architectural drafting project. Today the original fieldnotes and finished 17 by 20 inch drawings which were inked on archival mylar are housed in the public collections of the Historic American Buildings Survey in the Library of Congress.