White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs: A Bi-monthly Publication Suggesting the Architectural Uses of White Pine and Its Availability Today as a Structural Wood, Volumes 3-4 (Google eBook)

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Russell F. Whitehead., 1918
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Page 4 - The houses, taken collectively, make a better appearance than those of any other town in New- England. Many of them are particularly handsome. Their appendages also are unusually neat. Indeed, an air of wealth, taste, and elegance, is spread over this beautiful spot, with a cheerfulness and brilliancy to which I know no rival.
Page 46 - Classified Recommended Uses for White Pine in House Construction and White Pine Standard Grading Rules of the Northern Pine Manufacturers Association.
Page 145 - We pursued our journey on the 5th towards Geneva. The only village we passed on our way to Geneva was Ovid, with its handsomely situated church, and fine piece of green turf between the church and hotel. The American villages are generally announced to you by the spires of their churches peeping through the trees. "The situation of Geneva on a terrace above the lake is very delightful, as well as commanding, and the village, containing some good houses, and a population of...
Page 142 - Built circa 1818. buildings, and in all cases large orchards at this season laden with fruit. Near the house, and sometimes in the orchards, is the burying-ground of the family, marked by the erection of a few grave-stones. "We breakfasted at Vernon, seventeen miles from Utica, this morning, and had even more than an abundant American breakfast set before us...
Page 143 - Nowhere in this country has there been a more complete change since the revolution, than in that part of it where we are now travelling, in point of general improvement of population, and the comforts of living and travelling.
Page 148 - Geneva, through a very fertile district ; it is considered the most beautiful village in the State of New York ; population about 3000. It rises gradually for above a mile from the lake, with an extensive opening for the public buildings in the centre of the street. I am not sure, if I admire the situation more than that of Geneva, but the style of the houses is decidedly superior. There is more appearance of their having been designed and set down with taste than I have observed elsewhere.
Page 142 - Therewere many wooden bridges over creeks, the name given to small rivers in this country, and the rapid driving of our cumbersome machine down the hills to those bridges was at first rather appalling; but the drivers got on so fearlessly, and at the same time seemed to have their horses so well in hand, that we very soon thought ourselves as safe as in an English stage coach.
Page 150 - Genesee as little better than an Indian trail. It was, however, so far improved subsequently, that on the 30th day of September, 1799, a stage started from Utica and arrived at Genesee in the afternoon of the third day, and from that period it is believed that a regular stage has passed between these two places. In the year 1800, a law was enacted by the legislature of the State for making this road a turnpike. The work of construction was commenced without delay, and completed in a short time. THE...
Page 150 - Geneva, in the afternoon of the third day, with four passengers. This line of road having been established by law, not less than fifty families settled on it in the space of four months after it was opened.
Page 141 - ... author's observations the post-Colonial buildings of Central New York have suffered more at the hands of "progress" than have those in any other section of the country. Let us then go back to the early days, taking our seats upon the stage at Utica in company with our narrator: From 30tb of August to 1st of September. 1828. From Utica to Auburn. "We found the stage partly filled before we prepared to take our seats, half an hour before sunrise, and did not reach Auburn until nearly RFAR...

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