Fences, Gates and Garden Houses: A Book of Designs with Measured Drawings

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2012 - Architecture - 106 pages
This treasure trove of measured drawings and photographs offers fascinating glimpses of New England's wooden fences, gates, and small garden houses — also known as summer houses, tea houses, and gazebos. Several of the elegantly detailed constructions were built between the Revolutionary War and 1825, an era in which master craftsmen often invested extra time to add artistic flourishes to everyday items.
Many of the antique structures depicted in these pages no longer exist. Restorationists, preservationists, and builders concerned with authentic historic styles and techniques will find this unique collection a valuable resource for discovering an important facet of America's architectural history.

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Preservation architect Carl F. Schmidt devoted most of his leisure time to locating and documenting regional architecture of New England and Western New York. He amassed an extensive collection of measured drawings, sketches, and photographs that illustrate his numerous architectural writings.

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