A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York. New Yorkas 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. Lombardias Jamestown, New York chronicles the development of this Southern Tier cityas built environment over two-hundred yearsafrom 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 cityas 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 Yorkas Pearl City illuminates the stories behind the buildings, connecting Jamestownas past and present to the evolution of urban America. aJamestown, 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 Jamestownas 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 Avenueabefore 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|