The Colonial Architecture of Salem (Dover Architecture)

By Frank Cousins

Salem, Massachusetts, has lengthy been thought of the heart of latest 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 payment in 1626 to the tip of its Colonial improvement in 1818.
Focusing on such significant kinds because the gable and peaked-roof residence, the lean-to apartment, the gambrel-roof condo, and the sq. three-story apartment, this quantity positive aspects precise descriptions of over a hundred constructions: the well-known apartment of 7 Gables, the Governor Bradstreet Mansion, the Witch condominium, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace, meeting corridor, the outdated Courthouse, the previous South Church, the Salem customized condominium, and diverse others. The textual content is stronger by way 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. additionally, its colourful anecdotes referring to colonial Salem and its citizens supply attention-grabbing fare for historians and different readers.

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