Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide

Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide

by William B. Rhoads
     
 
Explorers of Kingston, New York are guided by detailed maps to over 130 sites in nine walking tours that are fully illustrated. More than 250 years of Hudson Valley architecture are on display, from venerable stone houses that survived the burning of the community by the British in 1777, to landmarks of the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. Greek Revival

Overview

Explorers of Kingston, New York are guided by detailed maps to over 130 sites in nine walking tours that are fully illustrated. More than 250 years of Hudson Valley architecture are on display, from venerable stone houses that survived the burning of the community by the British in 1777, to landmarks of the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. Greek Revival houses, Gothic Revival churches, picturesque cemeteries, the colorful Ruskininan City Hall, somber factories, a Hudson River lighthouse, World War II-era Quonset huts-all contribute to the varied and distinguished fabric of the city.

Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley Magazine
A wealth of interesting lore.
New York History
An excellent example of how scholarly research can be made accessible to a wide audience.
Sunday Freeman
Rhoads has gone far beyond architectural description in his volume.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Anyone with roots in Kingston should be fascinated by this guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789350
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,147,438
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.46(d)

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John Winthrop Aldrich
"May the reader find inspiration here to celebrate...and protect the matchless landmark heritage of Kingston's neighborhoods. "
Depty. Commisioner for Historic Preservation, NYS Office of Parks, December 2002

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