Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston: A Guide to the Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek Revival Periods, 1630-1850

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University Press of New England, 2001 - Architecture - 177 pages
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This is a book for Boston visitors interested in the architecture and character of the pre-modern era, as well as for armchair historians desiring a quick but fascinating version of the first two centuries of Boston history. Divided into four periods -- Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek Revival -- the book presents 57 buildings extant in the 1960s.

For each building, in addition to a concise verbal description of its history and function, Howard S. Andros supplies a detailed drawing conveying its character and its form. Maps of downtown Boston and the greater Boston area pinpoint each site's location. The remains of a vibrant older city, increasingly hidden amid today's massive urban reconstruction projects, come alive again in The Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston.

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This is a nice introduction to some of the historic buildings and sites around Boston. A person walking around Boston will see many more architecturally interesting buildings from these periods and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Reagan - Goodreads

Good very basic history/synopsis of the major landmark buildings of Boston. Good for someone like me who knows next to nothing of what I'm supposed to know... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Howard S. Andros has been an illustrator, graphic artist, and map designer for 60 years.

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