Jamestown, New York

Jamestown, New York

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A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York. New Yorka€™s small cities are little-known treasure troves of American history. Among them, Jamestown stands out with a memorable and engaging cityscape highlighted by steep hills, brick streets, a remarkably intact city center, and numerous buildings of historical and architectural interest. Peter A. Lombardia€™s Jamestown, New York chronicles the development of this Southern Tier citya€™s built environment over two-hundred yearsa€”from a frontier outpost, to a leading maker of furniture and textiles, to a reenergized postindustrial city. Part one provides a short history of Jamestown, emphasizing the economic and social forces that have influenced the citya€™s architecture and development patterns. Part two includes detailed entries on more than one hundred buildings and sites, with maps to facilitate walking and driving tours. This comprehensive guide to New Yorka€™s Pearl City illuminates the stories behind the buildings, connecting Jamestowna€™s past and present to the evolution of urban America. a€œJamestown, New York tells the story of Jamestown, a typical northeastern American city, through the architectural landscape that exists today. Peter gives the reader the tools to interpret clues hidden in plain sight about Jamestowna€™s growth, decline, and revitalization. He also ties national trends and issues into the Jamestown story. The book is easy to read, informative, and immediately applicable for novices and experts alike.a€ a€” Joni Blackman, Director, Fenton History CenterThe carpenters, masons, and amateur builders, who applied the design vocabulary of ancient Greek temples to a variety of ... Hall house on Forest Avenuea€”before moving west and becoming a prolific author and lecturer on home design.

Title:Jamestown, New York
Author:Peter A. Lombardi
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2014-06-01


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