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American Houses

Author : Gerald L. Foster
ISBN : 0547561520
Genre : Architecture
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American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides show only façades, this book includes floor plans, showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and drawings of exteriors illustrate the significant field marks of each style and help pinpoint the key elements that can identify a house even when it has been remodeled beyond recognition. Beautifully illustrated, clearly written, and impeccably researched, American Houses is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of American residential architecture.

Early American Houses

Author : Norman Morrison Isham
ISBN : 9780486146263
Genre : Architecture
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Explore the homes and architecture of 17th-century early America. Original floor plans, illustrations, and photographs are partnered with detailed descriptions. Includes A Glossary of Colonial Architectural Terms. 120 illustrations, 33 plates.

Ornamental Carpentry On Nineteenth Century American Houses

Author : Ben Karp
ISBN : 0486241440
Genre : Architecture
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handsome photographs plus captions and Introduction convey fascination of characteristic sawn-wood ornamentation embellishing houses constructed 1820-1910.

Open Doors Western New York African American Houses Of Worship

Author : Sharon R. Amos
ISBN : 9780578100265
Genre : African American churches
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"Open doors: Western New York African-American houses of worship features sixty histories of tabernacles, temples, churches, fellowships, ministries and a mosque. This volume does not purport to be a complete compendium of African American houses of worship in Western New Yorkl however it does provide a representative sampling of predominantly African American congregations and African American worship leaders of Baptist, Catholic, Church of God in Christ, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentacostal, non-denominational and other demoninational congregations in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Lockport, and Niagara Falls, New York." -- Introduction, p. 17.

American Country Houses Of The Gilded Age

Author : A. Lewis
ISBN : 9780486141213
Genre : House & Home
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Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.

America S Favorite Homes

Author : Robert Schweitzer
ISBN : 9780814320068
Genre : Architecture
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During the first four decades of the twentieth century, prefabricated and catalogue homes grew in popularity and number. Built and occupied by farmers, merchants, the new armies of factory workers and other lower- and middle-class families, these are the modest homes that today line American streets. Using mail-order house catalogues from the time, Robert Schweitzer and Michael W. R. Davis chart the development of catalogue houses and their variations and include floor plans for many models. Students of architecture, whether amateur of professional, preservationists and academics will find in America's Favorite Homes a handy reference to those homes that soon will be eligible for historic designation.

American Country Houses Of The Thirties

Author : Lewis A. Coffin
ISBN : 9780486136868
Genre : Architecture
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Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to large estates.

A Guide To Old American Houses 1700 1900

Author : Henry Lionel Williams
ISBN : 0498019764
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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"This unusual volume will enable antique collectors, historians, architects, students and all lovers of fine houses to identify the main styles of houses built between 1700 and 1900 and to detect earlier or later features grafted on to them..." --

American Murder Houses

Author : Steve Lehto
ISBN : 9781101593011
Genre : True Crime
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There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Trade Paperback edition.

Common Houses In America S Small Towns

Author : John A. Jakle
ISBN : 0820310743
Genre : Architecture
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Surveys the types of homes found in twenty American small towns, and discusses house plans, features, and structural forms

A Field Guide To American Houses

Author : Virginia Savage McAlester
ISBN : 9780385353878
Genre : Architecture
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For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.

Old American Houses

Author : Henry Lionel Williams
ISBN : OCLC:731172379
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The American Housing Survey

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ISBN : PURD:32754075981062
Genre : Housing
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Houses And House Life Of The American Aborigines

Author : Lewis Henry Morgan
ISBN : 0469392924
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Great American Homes William T Baker

Author : William T. Baker
ISBN : 9781864704839
Genre : Architecture
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William T. Baker's work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmansh

Beyond The American Housing Dream

Author : Kenneth R. Tremblay
ISBN : 0819134791
Genre : Business & Economics
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This in-depth study of 2,801 U.S. households is the first comprehensive examination of contemporary American housing preferences.

Homes Of The American Presidents Coloring Book

Author : Bruce LaFontaine
ISBN : 0486408019
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Forty accurately rendered residences and birthplaces -- from George Washington's first home in Virginia to Barack Obama's childhood house in Honolulu. Includes fact-filled captions and a map.

Housing Of American Indians On Reservations Structural Characteristics

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ISBN : IND:30000044904278
Genre : Indian reservations
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American Housing Brief From The American Housing Survey

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ISBN : PSU:000071908120
Genre : Home ownership
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Modern Housing For America

Author : Gail Radford
ISBN : 9780226702216
Genre : Social Science
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In an era when many decry the failures of federal housing programs, this book introduces us to appealing but largely forgotten alternatives that existed when federal policies were first defined in the New Deal. Led by Catherine Bauer, supporters of the modern housing initiative argued that government should emphasize non-commercial development of imaginatively designed compact neighborhoods with extensive parks and social services. The book explores the question of how Americans might have responded to this option through case studies of experimental developments in Philadelphia and New York. While defeated during the 1930s, modern housing ideas suggest a variety of design and financial strategies that could contribute to solving the housing problems of our own time.

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