New construction of forecourt
- New construction of forecourt
- Depicting the Sri Lankan Vernacular
- Dwelling #13
- MacDougall, Robert D. (Robert Duncan), 1940-1987
- Mimure, Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka
- Work Type:
- Dwelling #13 incorporated a foreroom shop (exterior shown) for a period of time. In this photograph, a concrete seating area is being constructed for customers. The shop room behind it had been recently covered with a metal roof. The use of non-traditional materials such as concrete and metal for roofing accelerated in subsequent decades as the local economy became increasingly monitized through cash cropping. The Sri Lankan government endorsed the change to "permanent" materials and in a few cases provided financial support for upgrading and repairs.
- Bonnie G. MacDougall (original photographs)
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