North Shore Boston: Country Houses Of Essex County, 1865-1930

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9780926494282: North Shore Boston: Country Houses Of Essex County, 1865-1930
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Nationally-known designers McKim, Mead & White, Olmsted Brothers, Peabody & Stearns, Carrere & Hastings, Ogden Codman and David Adler join Bostonians Little & Browne, Wheelwright & Haven, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge and Guy Lowell in a grand procession of expansive shingle summer cottages, rambling Tudor manors, stately Georgian mansions and colorful Italian villas set amid some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the nation.

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The Acanthus Press series on Urban and Suburban Domestic Architecture present distinguished American domestic buildings of the last two centuries. The history of these houses and apartments is the history of eminent clients and their architects as they addressed the varied needs of American domestic life.

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Pamela Wilkinson Fox is a preservation consultant and author of award-winning "Farm Town to Suburb: The History and Architecture of Weston, Massachusetts, 1830-1980". After majoring in art history at Radcliffe College (Harvard University), she studied architecture and historic preservation at Boston University, where she received a master's degree in preservation studies. Her carreer has included work for the Boston Landmarks Commission, Rhode Island Historical Society, and Lower Merion (PA), to name a few. She lives in Weston (MA). It is her hope that this book will encourage preservation of the many handsome country houses that still survive on Boston's North Shore.

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