This book relates America's entire preservation story through stunning contemporary photographs and captivating historic views of 102 sites, two in each state and the District of Columbia. A wide range of glorious restorations are captured in color--from recognizable and grand spaces to small and intimate places, all restored since the 1980s. An informative introduction explains why these and numerous other sites and locations have been restored as well as the forces that have contributed to recent U.S. preservation.
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