Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, 1870-1950

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Timber Press, 2005 - 268 pages
Home owners, history and architecture buffs, and visitors to the Pacific Northwest will all find a treasure trove of information within these pages. With 300 photographs and illustrations, both historic and contemporary, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the city's major residential architectural styles, including Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Modern. The homes featured range from the showplaces of the wealthy to humble cottages and bungalows in residential neighborhoods. Beginning with a historical overview and continuing through descriptions of the 120 featured houses, organized by chronological era, this is the first-ever comprehensive guide to Seattle's historic homes. Checklists of houses by neighborhood and style make this useful for walking tours by residents and visitors alike. Anyone interested in preserving Seattle's architectural treasures will find this an essential resource. Classic Houses of Seattle is a vibrant portrait of the city's development, an important chapter in the story of American residential architecture.

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If you are interested in the minutiae of U.S. domestic architecture, with careful discussions of questions like the difference between the four square and the craftsman house, this book is for you. It ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Caroline T. Swope is an instructor of art and architectural history at Seattle Central Community College. She holds a doctorate in American art and architectural history from the University of Washington and a master's in historic preservation. She has worked on preservation projects at the federal and local levels, and is active in local historical organizations.

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