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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Carol Gayle  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia

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Ms. Gayle is an Associate Professor of History at Lake Forest College in Illinois.

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Cast-Iron Architecture in America: The Significance of James Bogardus (Norton Books for Architects & Designers)
ISBN: 0393730158

W. W. Norton & Company. 1998

The first book on the life and work of the pioneer of American cast-iron architecture.

Nineteenth-century American inventor and entrepreneur James Bogardus was known for his unique grinding mill and other patented devices, but his enduring claim to fame is his cast-iron structures, forerunners of the modern skyscraper. A passionate advocate for iron's strength, economy, suitability for ornamentation, and fire resistance, he invented several new methods of construction

his buildings rose from New York to San Francisco and Havana. Modern interest in Bogardus stems from the historic preservation movement

his four surviving buildings, in New York, are recognized landmarks.


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