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Title:
Buildings and landmarks of old Boston : a guide to the Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek revival periods, 1630-1850
Author:
Andros, Howard S.
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Publication Information:
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781584650928
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library NA735.B7 A53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This is a book for Boston visitors interested in the architecture and character of the pre-modern era, as well as for armchair historians desiring a quick but fascinating version of the first two centuries of Boston history. Divided into four periods -- Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek Revival -- the book presents 57 buildings extant in the 1960s. For each building, in addition to a concise verbal description of its history and function, Howard S. Andros supplies a detailed drawing conveying its character and its form. Maps of downtown Boston and the greater Boston area pinpoint each site's location. The remains of a vibrant older city, increasingly hidden amid today's massive urban reconstruction projects, come alive again in The Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston.


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