Alexander O. Boulton

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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 Contributor

February/March 1987

The first settlers marked the borders of their lives with simple fences that grew ever more elaborate over the centuries

February 1989

The pilasters and pediments of an architecture perfectly suited to our eighteenth-century aristocracy flourish in today’s skyline and suburb

May/June 1989

An architecture for a new nation found its inspiration in ancient Rome

November 1989

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

May/june 1990

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

November 1990

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

July/August 1991

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

November 1991

A rare survivor of New England’s earliest days testifies to the strength that forged a nation

May/June 1992

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

December 1992

A Romanesque mansion in Chicago was built to forbid outsiders while providing a warm welcome to guests within