Antique Houses of Gloucester: The Families Who Built Them, the Mayor Who Moved Them and the Changing Face of the Harbor Village

Antique Houses of Gloucester: The Families Who Built Them, the Mayor Who Moved Them and the Changing Face of the Harbor Village

by Prudence Paine Fish
     
 

In Antique Houses of Gloucester, author Prudence Fish delivers a masterful survey of Gloucester's most compelling, puzzling and captivating old homes--while simultaneously providing an entertaining primer on New England's colonial and nineteenth-century architecture.
Stumped by the differences between Georgian and Federal ornamentation? Wondering how to

Overview


In Antique Houses of Gloucester, author Prudence Fish delivers a masterful survey of Gloucester's most compelling, puzzling and captivating old homes--while simultaneously providing an entertaining primer on New England's colonial and nineteenth-century architecture.
Stumped by the differences between Georgian and Federal ornamentation? Wondering how to identify an authentic "Cape Ann cottage"? Intrigued by Indian shutters, widow's walks, Tory chimneys and other such exotically named decorative motifs? Fish unravels these mysteries and more. With a "Fact and Fiction" section debunking various myths and misconceptions, a comprehensive glossary of terms and even an excursion into the cutting-edge field of dendrochronology, Antique Houses of Gloucester offers everything the reader needs to become an armchair expert on Gloucester's historic residences and New England's classic building styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596293731
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Prudence Fish, who holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has spent three decades as a realtor specializing in historic Essex County-area homes. Through the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, she has delivered numerous lectures, presentations, and formal courses on the history of Cape Ann's homes and architectural styles. Fish, who has collaborated with the Salem Registry of Deeds to help develop programs for Cape Ann-area high school history groups, has been involved with a number of historical societies, including the Mayflower Society, Ipswich Society, and New England Historical and Genealogical Society. Additionally, Fish is a founding member of the Gloucester Preservation Committee

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