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A field guide to American houses

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The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
metra2

Indispensable

by metra2 on Jun 14, 2012

An indispensable guide to discovering American housing styles by their appearance. So thorough that I only wish the guide had covered commercial, governmental and religious buildings too!

misty4th

Necessary part of your toolbox

by misty4th on Feb 18, 2010

As a local historian I find this the definative book in this area. If you are researching old buildings, you need this book.

quasar

deserves 10 stars!

by quasar on Nov 29, 2008

This is a wonderful book filled with numerous photographs of houses in each style discussed. Some of the homes,sadly have since been torn down. (I'd love to see the 2 story sod house described in the 'pre-railroad' section, but it only survived into the 1970's) I often just sit and page through. I had mild interest in architecture before I got this book, now I look at all buildings with a more interested and informed eye.

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