A Building History of Northern New England
Not a tour guide, but a practical reference for owners, town officials, historians, and preservationists contemplating renovation or preservation to the evolving technologies and tastes. By understanding how technologies and styles have shaped a house over the years, says New Hampshire State Archite
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