The National Park Architecture Sourcebook

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Princeton Architectural Press, Mar 20, 2008 - Architecture - 600 pages
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For more than a century, the National Park Service, private individuals, and small businesses have constructed a variety ofstructures on America's national parklands. Some were guided by the architectural style of the day, while others looked to the surrounding landscape for inspiration. In The National Park Architecture Sourcebook, architect and longtime preservation advocate Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural tour of the remarkable variety of man-made structures that dot the landscapes of these spectacular mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines.

Organized by region, The National Park Architecture Sourcebook is unique and comprehensive guidebook to America's most significant historic park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers beyond the rustic lodges ofYellowstone and Yosemite found in typical guide books to those special places where history, form, and natural beautyhave combined to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic action such as theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, Fort Sumter, and the USS Arizona. Blending facts, anecdotes,and personal observations based on many thousands of miles of travel, Kaiser evokes the spirit of these places while offering a solid understanding of why national park architecture occupies a significant and unique place in American history. In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume, readers can find historical context, directions, factual information, and succinct architectural descriptions for more than two hundred places of interest across the U.S. Designed in a convenient paperback format, this guidebook is an invaluable resource for the traveler, design professional, student, or anyone interested in learning more about the historic architectural treasures of our national park system.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Introduction
10
Far West and Pacific
15
Alaska
16
California
21
Hawaii
57
Oregon
64
Washington
74
Minnesota
290
Ohio
293
Wisconsin
307
South
313
Alabama
314
Arkansas
319
Florida
327
Georgia
344

Southwest
87
Arizona
88
Nevada
117
New Mexico
120
Texas
140
Utah
153
Rockies and Plains
165
Colorado
166
Idaho
183
Kansas
186
Missouri
199
Montana
211
Nebraska
220
Oklahoma
225
North Dakota
229
South Dakota
236
Wyoming
243
Midwest
265
Illinois
266
Indiana
269
Iowa
275
Michigan
278
Kentucky
354
Louisiana
361
Mississippi
368
North Carolina
376
South Carolina
386
Tennessee
392
Virginia
401
West Virginia
429
MidAtlantic
433
District of Columbia
434
Maryland
455
New Jersey
473
New York
479
Pennsylvania
516
New England
543
Connecticut
544
Maine
547
Massachusetts
551
New Hampshire
591
Rhode Island
594
Vermont
597
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Harvey H. Kaiser has practiced professionally both as an architect and city planner. He has taught architectural design at Syracuse University and is currently the owner of HHK, a Syracuse-based consulting firm providing services in architecture, urban planning, and facilities management.

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