The Colonial Architecture of Salem (Dover Architecture)

The Colonial Architecture of Salem (Dover Architecture)

Frank Cousins


Salem, Massachusetts, has lengthy been thought of the guts of recent England's Colonial structure, a storehouse of well-preserved American antiquities. This profusely illustrated research, first released in 1919, represents the 1st entire, chronological survey of Colonial structure in Salem — from the town's cost in 1626 to the tip of its Colonial improvement in 1818.
Focusing on such significant kinds because the gable and peaked-roof apartment, the lean-to apartment, the gambrel-roof condo, and the sq. three-story residence, this quantity beneficial properties particular descriptions of over a hundred structures: the well-known residence of 7 Gables, the Governor Bradstreet Mansion, the Witch residence, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace, meeting corridor, the previous Courthouse, the previous South Church, the Salem customized apartment, and various others. The textual content is greater by means of greater than 250 infrequent illustrations of the construction below dialogue, in addition to information of doors and mantels, moldings, wainscoting, home windows, stairways, and different features.
Brimming with informative and well-illustrated descriptions of vintage early New England structure, this hugely readable quantity is a useful and inspirational sourcebook for architects and residential developers. furthermore, its colourful anecdotes pertaining to colonial Salem and its citizens supply attention-grabbing fare for historians and different readers.

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