Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1720-1920

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Sally McMurry, Nancy Van Dolsen
University of Pennsylvania Press, Mar 8, 2011 - Architecture - 272 pages
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The eight essays in this volume, based on years of field observation and research by leading scholars and preservationists, examine Pennsylvania German architecture in light of current scholarship and newly documented buildings. The book features dozens of never-before-published measured drawings of important sites.

 

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Contents

Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans 17201920
1
Landscapes
10
Rural Houses
32
Domestic Outbuildings
66
Barns and Agricultural Outbuildings
94
Town House From Borough to City Lancasters Changing Streetscape
124
Commerce and Culture Pennsylvania German Commercial Vernacular Architecture
146
Religious Landscapes
181
Notes
209
Selected Bibliography
229
List of Contributors
239
Index
241
Acknowledgments
251
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Sally McMurry is Professor of American History at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of From Sugar Camp to Star Barn: Rural Life and Landscape in a Western Pennsylvania Community, 1780-1940. Nancy Van Dolsen is a historic preservation consultant and teaches history at Barton College.

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