Strawbery Banke

Strawbery Banke

Author: J. Dennis Robinson

Publisher: Strawbery Banke

ISBN: WISC:89082330168

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 440

View: 386

This dramatic story of New Hampshire's oldest neighborhood and only seaport spans 400 years in 400 pages with over 350 photographs and illustrations

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

Author: Peter Paravalos

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759109575

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

View: 410

House moving has recently been pushed to the forefront of preservation efforts as an alternative to demolition. When the choice becomes to either move a historically significant building away from its original physical and cultural landscape, or see history torn down and buried away in our ever-growing landfills, relocation can be the preferred option. Aggressive residential and business developments have forced preservationists, historical commissions, and concerned citizens to act by moving historic homes in an effort to save them from destruction. What is involved in moving a house? Where does one begin? Most importantly, what will it cost? Moving a House with Preservation in Mind can be used as a reference book by anyone contemplating a house move, whether historic or non-historic, as they decide whether to undertake such a complex project. The book examines the process of moving a house step by step, from the planning stage through cost analysis, funding availability, moving options, and the physical move. A detailed case study illustrates the importance of house moving in preservation, and the final chapter provides briefer examples of several house moves across the U.S. and the various obstacles each encountered. Written by a structural engineer specializing in building relocation projects with a background and active role in historic preservation, Moving a House with Preservation in Mind uses clear text and insightful photographs to make technical issues easily accessible. Peter Paravalos explores a variety of move types, underscoring the important dos and don'ts that will help to make your project a success.

New Hampshire Icons

New Hampshire Icons

Author: Matthew P. Mayo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762786305

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 523

New Hampshire literally has something for everyone: urban types looking for bookstores, coffee shops, swank eateries, and nightclubs; outdoorsy folks searching for endless vistas atop the high peaks of the White Mountains; history buffs seeking clues to the state’s rich past; or snow-loving families hoping to schuss the slopes all day long. It is a place of quaint villages, swimming holes, general stores, and hillside farms. And its people, those singular Granite Staters, are the friendly caretakers who make sure it’s there for all to enjoy. Profiled within these pages are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From frost heaves to Robert Frost, from Stonyfield Yogurt to the New Hampshire State House, New Hampshire Icons offers up the inside story on the Granite State. Did you know that New Hampshire has the shortest coastline of any state (18 miles)? That Mt. Washington is the official home of the world’s worst weather? That pumpkins are the official state fruit? New Hampshire Icons features the people, places, events, foods, animals, and traditions that make it the singular state it is.

Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Avi Y. Decter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 872

Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture. Each thematic chapter is followed by a series of case studies that describe and analyze a variety of projects by historical organizations to interpret American Jewish life and culture for general public audiences. The last two chapters of the book are a history of Jewish collections and Jewish museums in North America and a look at “next practice,” intended to promote continuous innovation, new thinking, and programming that is responsive to ever-changing circumstances.