Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750 1840

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Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia's Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses-perhaps as many as any other comparable area in the United States. This book presents, in text and pictures, the stories of its outstanding Colonial and Early American mansions and dwellings and simple row houses; its churches and other exceptional historic buildings. Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill contains both notes and illustrations on the design and architectural details of early Philadelphia row houses. There are also enlightening chapters devoted to such famous places as Bell's Court, the Drinker House and Drinker's Court, the Head House and Old Market, the Hill-Physick-Keith House and the Latta House, Old Pine Street Church and the Pennsylvania Hospital, the Man Full of Trouble Inn and many others, all complemented by photos. Featured are the uses of brick and the traditional design and decoration of the period's interiors, showing antique furniture and prevailing modes of interior decoration.
The 150 photographs strike a nice balance of exteriors and interiors, showing characteristic basics and details of structure and charming furniture pieces and accessories of old-time daily living. Tidbits of information concerning such personages as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Benjamin Rush and other eminent Americans are scattered throughout the book.
Autor: Elizabeth B. McCall
Fotografien von: Michael Maicher
Elizabeth B. McCall, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill, has worked on newspapers all her adult life. She has been a regular contributor to the Philadelphia Bulletin, and a columnist for the Chestnut Hill Local. She is a member of many Pennsylvania societies, including the National Society of Colonial Dames, Pennsylvania, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants.

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Autor: Elizabeth B. McCall
ISBN-13 :: 9781442227712
ISBN: 1442227710
Erscheinungsjahr: 12.09.2014
Gewicht: 562g
Seiten: 192
Sprache: Englisch
Altersempfehlung: 18 - 22 Jahre
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 281x217x12 mm
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