The Tunnell Building was built in 1892 in downtown Edwardsville, Illinois as two-part commercial building that housed a grocery store, jewelers, and lawyer's offices. Over the years it has evolved to meet the needs of an ever growing suburban population. This thesis explores the relationship between the Tunnell Building and Main Streets in Modern America and how each has changed to meet the needs of the communities in which they exist. By using historical newspapers, photographs, and city directories in partnership with well-established theoretical research, I have sought to show how a building like the Tunnell Building can be a symbolic representative of regional and national historical changes.
|Commitee:||Fowler, Laura, Manuel, Jeffrey, Stacy, Jason|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 53/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American studies, American history|
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