Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Ralph Deigh is the most famous vernacular architect you've never heard of. After a military career spanning two wars and struggles with homelessness and PTSD. Twin disasters (fire and flood) in Dare County, West Virginia, set up the circumstances for him to join the Ohio-based Mueller Foundation to design and together with a mysterious group of local Dare County residents, they build the new town of Eden, West Virginia.
The whole story is told by veteran novelist Phil Anthropod.
Digital Commons Citation
Lohmann, Roger A., "Building Eden" (2018). Faculty Scholarship. 786.