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New Bedford Mansions

Historic Tales of County Street

by Peggi Medeiros

<p>The early nineteenth century in New Bedford was a time of unimaginable wealth, intellectual ferment and artistic treasures. Prosperous whaling magnates like members of the Rotch, Morgan and Howland families commissioned the nation's finest ...

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New York City Brick by Brick

The Art of LEGO Construction

by Jonathan Lopes

<p>*New York City Brick by Brick *is the ultimate exploration of the architecture and history of New York City through the creative medium of LEGO. Expert builder Jonathan Lopes presents iconic structures of his own design, including the ...

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Norwich State Hospital

by Christine M. Rockledge

<p>Norwich State Hospital (NSH), established in 1904, was more than just a series of mortar and brick buildings to house and treat persons suffering from mental illness. For nearly 100 years, generations of people dedicated their careers and ...

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O Glorious City

A Love Letter to San Francisco

by Jeremy Fish

<p><em>O Glorious City</em> is an exuberant love letter to San Francisco from Jeremy Fish, a beloved artist who enjoys a massive fan base for his edgy artwork. When Fish was invited to create 100 new works of art in honor of City Hall's 100th ...

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Onset and Point Independence

by Michael J. Maddigan

Inaugurated in 1877 as a camp meeting ground by eastern Massachusetts residents who believed in communication with the dead, Onset quickly emerged as the nation’s leading spiritualist summer community. By 1900, however, spiritualism had been ...

ISBN: 9781439656532

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Osterville Village Library

by Anthony M. Sammarco for the Osterville Village Library

<p>Since its beginnings in 1882, the Osterville Village Library has long fulfilled its founding promise to be "a free library and reading room at Osterville in the Town of Barnstable in this Commonwealth" and to support "the promotion of study ...

ISBN: 9781439660652

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Pennsylvania Lighthouses on Lake Erie

by Eugene H. Ware

<p>Four lighthouses remain in Pennsylvania, and Lake Erie is home to three. In 1818, Old Presque Isle Light became the first United States lighthouse built on the lake's shore. But a need for even more navigational assistance gave birth to the ...

ISBN: 9781625856036

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Pewabic Pottery: A History Handcrafted in Detroit

by Cara Catallo

At the height of America's Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit neighbors Horace J. Caulkins and Mary Chase Perry pooled their talents together to found Pewabic Pottery. With modest beginnings in 1903, Pewabic transformed from a rented stable in ...

ISBN: 9781439661727

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Planning Public Library Buildings

Concepts and Issues for the Librarian

by Michael Dewe

<p>Planning a new or refurbished public library means considering not only facilities for collections, services, staff and users, but examining also the local context, reviewing the library image, and developing relationships with other ...

ISBN: 9781317079958

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Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery

A Field of Ancient Graves

by Ron Romano

<p>Eastern Cemetery holds more than 350 years of Portland's rich history. Within the sacred burial ground rest settlers who struggled with the natives over resources, citizens who had to choose their allegiance to the king or independence and ...

ISBN: 9781439662991

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Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon

The Architectural Legacy of Henry Villard

by Alexander Benjamin Craghead

<p>In 1883, railroad financier Henry Villard brought Portland and the Pacific Northwest their first transcontinental railroad. Earning a reputation for boldness on Wall Street, the war correspondent turned entrepreneur set out to establish ...

ISBN: 9781625847942

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Ridgefield

by Mauro De Santis

<p>In 1662, two men and their families settled along the banks of Overpeck Creek. At this location, the township of Ridgefield would be established and later become the beloved borough of Ridgefield. Historically, the settlement of Ridgefield ...

ISBN: 9781439662526

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Samurai Castles

History / Architecture / Visitors' Guides

by Jennifer Mitchelhill

<p><strong><em>Samurai Castles</em> features hundreds of stunning color photographs and little-known details about the most important and well-preserved Samurai castles in Japan, including their history, design and military ...

ISBN: 9781462920372

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San Antonio's Historic Architecture

by T. Irwin Sessions

Spanish colonial missionary settlements established San Antonio as a junction between Mexico and the developing United States in the early 1700s. Because of its remote location amid both countries and its great distance from other cities, San ...

ISBN: 9781439655559

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Sea Girt Lighthouse

by Bill Dunn

<p>In the New Jersey shore community of Sea Girt, where Commodore Robert Stockton's oceanfront mansion had a porch as long as a ship's deck from which he surveyed the waters, a lighthouse was built in 1896. Sea Girt Lighthouse illuminated a dark

ISBN: 9781439655986

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South Temple Street Landmarks

Salt Lake City’s First Historic District

by Bim Oliver

<p>From the earliest days of settlement, South Temple was Salt Lake's most prestigious street. In 1857, William Staines built the Devereaux House, Salt Lake's first of many mansions. The once-bustling Union Pacific Depot eventually found itself ...

ISBN: 9781439659373

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Southampton Cottages of South Main Street, The

The Original Hamptons Summer Colony

by Sally Spanburgh

In 1887, Southampton was proclaimed “the most charming of all small cities by the sea.” From 1870 to 1930, the colonial farmsteads that dotted its oldest street made way for the stately second homes of America’s most fashionable elite. Hollywood

ISBN: 9781625847775

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Southern Maryland's Historic Landmarks

by Christopher R. Eck

<p>Southern Maryland is made up of a collection of peninsulas covered in low rolling hills, fields, forests, swamps, and waterways leading to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. As such, this area enjoyed relative isolation and small ...

ISBN: 9781439657430

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Spanish Missions of Texas

by Byron Browne

<p>After the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés in the sixteenth century, conquistadors and explorers poured into the territory of Nueva España. The Franciscans followed in their wake but carved a different path through a harsh and often ...

ISBN: 9781439659304

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Spokane's Expo '74

by Bill Cotter

In the late 1960s, Spokane’s civic leaders were desperately looking for a way to revitalize a large section of downtown, especially a motley collection of little-used railroad lines and polluted industrial sites along the Spokane River. Their ...

ISBN: 9781439659588

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