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Town House

Author : Bernard L. Herman
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2012-12-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780807839164

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In this abundantly illustrated volume, Bernard Herman provides a history of urban dwellings and the people who built and lived in them in early America. In the eighteenth century, cities were constant objects of idealization, often viewed as the outward manifestations of an organized, civil society. As the physical objects that composed the largest portion of urban settings, town houses contained and signified different aspects of city life, argues Herman. Taking a material culture approach, Herman examines urban domestic buildings from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as those in English cities and towns, to better understand why people built the houses they did and how their homes informed everyday city life. Working with buildings and documentary sources as diverse as court cases and recipes, Herman interprets town houses as lived experience. Chapters consider an array of domestic spaces, including the merchant family's house, the servant's quarter, and the widow's dower. Herman demonstrates that city houses served as sites of power as well as complex and often conflicted artifacts mapping the everyday negotiations of social identity and the display of sociability.

The Georgian London Town House

Author : Kate Retford,Susanna Avery-Quash
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 365 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2019-03-07
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781501337314

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The Georgian London Town House by Kate Retford,Susanna Avery-Quash Pdf

For every great country house of the Georgian period, there was usually also a town house. Chatsworth, for example, the home of the Devonshires, has officially been recognised as one of the country's favourite national treasures - but most of its visitors know little of Devonshire House, which the family once owned in the capital. In part, this is because town houses were often leased, rather than being passed down through generations as country estates were. But, most crucially, many London town houses, including Devonshire House, no longer exist, having been demolished in the early twentieth century. This book seeks to place centre-stage the hugely important yet hitherto overlooked town houses of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, exploring the prime position they once occupied in the lives of families and the nation as a whole. It explores the owners, how they furnished and used these properties, and how their houses were judged by the various types of visitor who gained access.

How to Buy a Condominium Or Townhouse

Author : Denise L. Evans
Publisher : SphinxLegal
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Condominiums
ISBN : 9781572485563

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How to Buy a Condominium Or Townhouse by Denise L. Evans Pdf

The process of the contract, pre-closing issues and closing concerns are reviewed in a step-by-step fashion.

Town House

Author : Tish Cohen
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Page : 219 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2010-06-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781443400466

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Jack Madigan should be leading an enviable life. He’s the sole heir of a ’70s rock icon. He lives with his retro-obsessed teenage son, Harlan, in a once-magnificent Boston town house. But now 36, Jack’s painting career is buckling under a raging case of agoraphobia. And when the foreclosure notice arrives, Jack must face losing the only home he’s ever known—and his only safe zone. When Jack’s ex-wife announces that Harlan would be better off living with her and her vitamin-enriched fiancé, Jack has to figure out how to deter the perky, inexperienced real-estate agent, hold on to his house, keep his son at home, and—through the tenacity of the little girl next door—finally step out onto the sidewalk. Fox 2000 swooped in to pre-empt the film rights while Town House was still on submission to publishers. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions is set to produce the movie and Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter Doug Wright (Memoirs of a Geisha) is adapting the screenplay. A book with the ability to both entertain and move us, Town House is a smart, acerbic novel bursting with heart and quirky charm.

Sixpence House

Author : Paul Collins
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2004-04-03
Category : Travel
ISBN : 1582344043

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Sixpence House by Paul Collins Pdf

Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside-to move, in fact, to the village of Hay-on-Wye, the "Town of Books" that boasts fifteen hundred inhabitants-and forty bookstores. Taking readers into a secluded sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through the creation of the author's own first book, Sixpence House becomes a heartfelt and often hilarious meditation on what books mean to us.

The Complete Guide to Purchasing a Condo, Townhouse, Or Apartment

Author : Susan Smith Alvis
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781601380364

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The Complete Guide to Purchasing a Condo, Townhouse, Or Apartment by Susan Smith Alvis Pdf

Offers a complete overview of these special, usually smaller, residences. It points out dozens of hints and suggestion as to what to look for as well as demonstrating the many mistakes common with these types of investments. You will learn how to find the best opportunities, to negotiate, finance, budget, handle pre-construction issues, set values, and make the offer. You will be able to define what you are buying (and what you are not) issues on your right to sell, lease, or mortgage. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance of windows, doors, screens, air conditioners, plumbing, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas. In addition, you will learn the advantages of using credit reports, home warranties, insurance, creative financing, closing procedures, moving plans, closing and settlement inspections, and certain legal contracts. You will have instruction in obtaining mortgages -- which government agencies can help, considerations for veterans, IRA use, hiring an attorney, calculating monthly payments, and establishing an escrow account. The real estate and mortgage glossaries alone are invaluable resources, even for the 'old hand' at property acquisition.

The Row House in Washington, DC

Author : Alison K. Hoagland
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2023-05-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813949468

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The Row House in Washington, DC by Alison K. Hoagland Pdf

With The Row House in Washington, DC, the architectural historian and preservationist Alison Hoagland turns the lucid prose style and keen analytical skill that characterize all her scholarship to the subject of the Washington row house. Row houses have long been an important component of the housing stock of many major American cities, predominantly sheltering the middle classes comprising clerks, tradespeople, and artisans. In Washington, with its plethora of government workers, they are the dominant typology of the historical city. Hoagland identifies six principal row house types—two-room, L-shaped, three-room, English-basement, quadrant, and kitchen-forward—and documents their wide-ranging impact, as sources of income and statements of attainment as well as domiciles for nuclear families or boarders, homeowners or renters, long tenancy or short stays. Through restrictive covenants on some house sales, they also illustrate the pervasive racism that has haunted the city. This topical study demonstrates at once the distinctive character of the Washington row house and the many similarities it shares with row houses in other mid-Atlantic cities. In a broader sense, it also shows how urban dwellers responded to a challenging concatenation of spatial, regulatory, financial, and demographic limitations, providing a historical model for new, innovative designs. Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

The Stolen House

Author : Bernard L. Herman
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Page : 286 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : History
ISBN : 0813914000

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Tracing a series of incidents that transformed a small Delaware community in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Herman documents the transition of the area from a wilderness society to an agricultural and commercial economy. The stolen house at the center of the narrative represents the values, aspirations, and fears of the culture that produced it, and Herman's interpretation provides a highly textured insight into the lives of the inhabitants. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Townhouse Design

Author : Chris van Uffelen
Publisher : Braun Publish,Csi
Page : 263 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2014-01-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3037681721

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Townhouse Design by Chris van Uffelen Pdf

This volume shows the great architectural diversity of townhouses, the ideal starting point for new approaches to urban living.

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

Author : K. Edward Lay
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Page : 410 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Albemarle County (Va.)
ISBN : 9780813918853

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The Architecture of Jefferson Country by K. Edward Lay Pdf

"But what is less well known are the many important examples of other architectural idioms built in this Piedmont Virginia county, many by nationally renowned architects.".

Urban Rehearsals and Novel Plots in the Early American City

Author : Betsy Klimasmith
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-11-04
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780192661357

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Urban Rehearsals and Novel Plots in the Early American City by Betsy Klimasmith Pdf

Urban Rehearsals and Novel Plots in the Early American City sheds new light on the literature of the early US by exploring how literature, theatre, architecture, and images worked together to allow readers to imagine themselves as urbanites even before cities developed. In the four decades following the Revolutionary War, the new nation was a loose network of nascent cities connected by print. Before a national culture could develop, local city cultures took shape; literary texts played key roles in helping new Americans become city people. Drawing on extensive archival research, Urban Rehearsals argues that literature, particularly novels and plays, allowed Bostonians to navigate the transition from colonial town to post-revolution city, enabled Philadelphians to grieve their experiences of the 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic and rebuild in the epidemic's aftermath, and showed New Yorkers how the domestic practices that reinforced their urbanity could be opened to the broader public. Throughout, attention to underrepresented voices and texts calls attention to the possibilities for women, immigrants, and Black Americans in developing urban spaces, while showing how those possibilities would be foreclosed as the nation developed. Balancing attention to canonical texts of the early Republic, including The Power of Sympathy, Charlotte Temple, and Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, with novels whose depiction of early cities deserves greater attention, such as Ormond, The Boarding-School, Monima, and Kelroy, this volume shows how US cities developed on the pages and stages of the early Republic, building urban imaginations that would construct the nation's early cities.

The New American Town House

Author : Alexander Gorlin
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015050130700

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The New American Town House by Alexander Gorlin Pdf

Explores the designs of twenty-six recently built town homes by such architects as Tod Williams, Dan Solomon, Mark Mack, and Dirk Lohan.

Annual Report

Author : Milton (Mass.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 1857
Category : Electronic

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The Town House

Author : Norah Lofts
Publisher : Isis Large Print Books
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0753188295

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Martin Reed first came face to face with the man who owned him in October of 1391. His resentment of the rule of his feudal lord finally flare into open defiance. Encouraged by the woman he loved, Martin began a new life which was to culminate in the building of the House and the founding of the dynasty who were to live there.