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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Jessica Kay
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T15:28:27Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T15:28:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-30
dc.identifier.otherStevenson_cornell_0058O_10528
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10528
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 11050218
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/67237
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the challenges that Alamo Plaza Tourist Courts face today. Often considered the first motel chain in America, these courts were once one of the most iconic motel prototypes around the country. Many have been demolished, yet a few still exist. This thesis traces the history of events in Waco from whence the Alamo Plaza chain originated and, in the changing hospitality industry in America, provides the context for which the courts developed and grew as a national chain. It provides strategies for adaptive reuse so that these sites might thrive once again. The remaining sites have been treated in different ways and have drastically changed over the years, yet they share similarities. All were located on frequently traveled commercial strips that lead out of the city center. As the effects of suburbanization hollowed out American cities, interstate highways changed travel patterns and the hospitality industry and its customers moved in new directions. Many Alamo Plazas were forced to reinvent themselves. The sites have gone through changes of use and partial demolition as the surrounding environment was transformed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectHistoric Preservation
dc.subjectAlamo
dc.subjectmotel
dc.subjecttourist courts
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.titleRemembering The Alamo: Ways To Interpret What Remains Of The Alamo Plaza Courts In A Present-Day Context
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineCity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameM.A., City and Regional Planning
dc.contributor.chairChusid, Jeffrey M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTomlan, Michael Andrew
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/2b68-gz27


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