100 Turn-of-the-Century House Plans (Dover Architecture) by Radford Architectural Co.

By Radford Architectural Co.

Reasonable reprint of infrequent 1909 catalog, that includes real illustrations and flooring plans for houses starting from easy three-room bungalows to problematic 10- and 12-room constructions with sitting rooms, libraries, parlors, and wraparound porches. An very good reference for domestic restorers, preservationists, and scholars of yankee architectural historical past. A pride for Americana lovers and nostalgia enthusiasts.

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