The Architectural Jewels of Rochester New Hampshire

The Architectural Jewels of Rochester New Hampshire

Author: Michael Behrendt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843395

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Rochester may be better known for its rolling hills and lilac fields than for its architecture, but look closely and the city’s hidden gems reveal themselves. In this survey of Rochester’s historic architectural elements and styles, city planner Michael Behrendt encourages you to “slow down, look round...check out the fancy cornices on North Main Street and admire the brickwork on the few remaining mill structures.” Impress your neighbors by pointing out the Italianate, Queen Anne, Georgian or Federal styles of their houses and identifying the mansard roofs, oriel windows and porticos around town. Drawing from his series of articles written for the Rochester Times, Behrendt examines everything from barns, churches and schoolhouses to the prominent Rochester Opera House. Discover Rochester’s history as written in brick and stone, marble and mortar.

The WPA Guide to New Hampshire

The WPA Guide to New Hampshire

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342270

Category: History

Page: 559

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The Granite State has a rich history and varied landscape, beautifully presented in the WPA Guide to New Hampshire. The driving tours highlight the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the coast near Portsmouth. This New Hampshire guide also has traditional photographs of churches, landscapes, and colonial houses which give readers a feel for life in New England in the early 20th century.

Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America

Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America

Author: James D. Kornwolf

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801859867

Category: Architecture

Page: 542

View: 662

Incorporating more than 3,000 illustrations, Kornwolf's work conveys the full range of the colonial encounter with the continent's geography, from the high forms of architecture through formal landscape design and town planning. From these pages emerge the fine arts of environmental design, an understanding of the political and economic events that helped to determine settlement in North America, an appreciation of the various architectural and landscape forms that the settlers created, and an awareness of the diversity of the continent's geography and its peoples. Considering the humblest buildings along with the mansions of the wealthy and powerful, public buildings, forts, and churches, Kornwolf captures the true dynamism and diversity of colonial communities - their rivalries and frictions, their outlooks and attitudes - as they extended their hold on the land.

Design-build Contracting Handbook

Design-build Contracting Handbook

Author: Robert Frank Cushman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735521827

Category: Architectural contracts

Page: 603

View: 752

Covering all aspects of the design-build delivery system, this valuable guide presents the pros and cons and compares them with the traditional project delivery method. You'll learn how to easily navigate the thicket of licensing considerations, evaluate bonding and insurance implications, and analyze the performance guarantees of the design-build concept. You also get practical suggestions for effective drafting of design-build contracts.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Author: Terry Allan Hicks

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627131681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 741

This book explores the geography, history, people, government, and economy of the Granite State. Lists of key people, places, celebrations, plants and animals, cities, and political figures, plus recipes and craft projects, add to the understanding of the state where the first shots were fired in what would be known as the American Revolution.

America's Religious Architecture

America's Religious Architecture

Author: Marilyn J. Chiat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471145025

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 172

From the Moorish synagogue in small Texas town, to the New England meetinghouse nestled in the palm trees of Hawaii, this comprehensive historical survey of America's religious architecture celebrates the country's ethnic and spiritual diversity through the magnificent breadth of these community landmarks. The first comprehensive architectural and cultural history of its kind, the book features 500 places of worship nationwide, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes over 300 black-and-white photographs and foreword by Bill Moyers, creator of the PBS "Genesis" series.