99 Historic Homes of Indiana: A Look Inside
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99 Historic Homes of Indiana: A Look Inside

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by Marsh Davis
     
 

"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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253341457
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
256
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

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99 Historic Homes of Indiana: A Look Inside 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The photography is wonderful and and the personal stories are fascinating to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an Indiana resident and never realized we had such treasures in among us. This book is so interesting. This summer-----ROAD TRIP!!!!