Hope Town: Reality of a Dream

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AuthorHouse, Nov 9, 2012 - Architecture - 170 pages
In his book Hope Town: Reality of a Dream Richard L. Seaberg explores through a fictitious story, historical facts and his own ink drawings the architectural development of a special place called Hope Town in the Bahamas. In Part 1 of the book Sarah and The Goat, the reader is brought back to the late 1700s when the Islands of the Bahamas were first settled by Loyalists and relives a way of life that may even be similar to our present day. In Part 2 of the book, Older Houses of Hope Town, the dreams of building a new life are connected with the building of houses that created a community appropriately named Hope Town. The Reality of a Dream has been realized by many in search of a new life in Hope Town from the time it was originally settled until the present. "The tropical setting of swaying palm trees and inspiring blue green waters is like living on the untouched edge of the world." Richard L. Seaberg
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 The Storm
2
Chapter 3 Instinct and a Dream
6
Chapter 4 The Arrival
10
Chapter 5 Sailing the Ocean Blue
14
Chapter 6 Shanghaied
18
Chapter 7 A New Life
22
Chapter 8 A Time to Heal
26
Chapter 9 Sarahs House
28
Chapter 10 Freedom
32
Chapter 11 The Reunion
36
Chapter 12 The Last Straw
40
Chapter 13 Return to Paradise
44
Interlude Transition of Th oughts
50
Drawings and History
52
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Richard L. Seaberg is originally from Massachusetts where he established his architectural practice in 1970. His education at Rhode Island School of Design, along with his natural artistic talents and experience, have led him to design homes for clients in New England, Colorado, Florida, the Carolinas and the Caribbean. His lure to the Island life has taken him back to Hope Town many times through the years. Richard resides in Florida just across the ocean from his “Paradise”.

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