99 Historic Homes of Indiana: A Look Inside

( 2 )

Overview

"Prior to this book project I wrote for the Indianapolis Star. I traveled throughout Indiana writing about people and situations I found interesting. On my long drives through the state, I’d pass old homes along country roads or around courthouse squares and wonder who lived in them, and why?

Who hasn’t wondered that?" —From the Preface by Bill Shaw

Indiana is blessed with a wealth of historic private homes. Ninety-nine of them are showcased in these pages, providing a rare ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$31.64
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$39.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $2.09   
  • New (7) from $24.43   
  • Used (10) from $2.09   
Sending request ...

Overview

"Prior to this book project I wrote for the Indianapolis Star. I traveled throughout Indiana writing about people and situations I found interesting. On my long drives through the state, I’d pass old homes along country roads or around courthouse squares and wonder who lived in them, and why?

Who hasn’t wondered that?" —From the Preface by Bill Shaw

Indiana is blessed with a wealth of historic private homes. Ninety-nine of them are showcased in these pages, providing a rare opportunity for readers to enjoy a variety of house styles and types dating from the early 19th century through the late 1950s, and to see how they are preserved or restored, furnished, and lived in. Everyone who has lived in or admired an old home will find this book irresistible.

Bill Shaw’s essays help us get to know the owners, revealing how and why they came to choose these particular dwellings. Marsh Davis’s photographs depict not the glossy, overdecorated interiors of upscale shelter magazines, but rather homes as they are actually lived in. No props were used, no furniture was rearranged. The book encompasses every geographic region of Indiana and many styles of architecture, from early Federal and Greek Revival to Queen Anne to Arts and Crafts to Prairie and International.

As Historic Landmarks president Reid Williamson remarks in his foreword, "Home is the essence of this book. The people are of varied backgrounds and status in life and are from all geographic parts of the state, but they are bound by a common passion and dedication to their homes. They also share a profound respect and reverence for those who preceded them as occupants over the decades."

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253341457
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 342,217
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Shaw is a former feature writer for The Indianapolis Star, former national correspondent for Time-Life, and a contributor to Life, In Style, People Weekly, and Reader’s Digest.

Marsh Davis is Executive Director of the Galveston Historical Foundation. As Director of Community Services for the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, he was a regular contributor of articles and photographs to The Indiana Preservationist and other publications.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword by Reid Williamson
Preface by Bill Shaw
Preface by Marsh Davis
99 Historic Homes
Index

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    If you love historic homes - this is a must have!

    I love this book! The photography is wonderful and and the personal stories are fascinating to read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    What a treasure!

    As an Indiana resident and never realized we had such treasures in among us. This book is so interesting. This summer-----ROAD TRIP!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)