Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices

By: Fink, Daniel

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First edition. Signed by author. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. xxxii, 528 pp. 11 x 9. An exhaustive pictorial history of barns in the Genesee Country region, representing over 200 years of barn architecture, with hundreds of illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts, advertisements, and photographs, and with first-hand accounts and diaries of the period. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Genesee Country Portfolio; The Fertile Land of the Genesee; Log Barns and Cabins; Experiments in Land Speculation; Diary: Anonymous, West Bloomfield, 1814; Diary: Thayer Gauss, Bloomfield, 1826-1858; Steamboats, Roads and the Triumph of Canals; Hewn Timber-Framed English Barns; Diary: Sheffield Peabody, Springwater, 1849-1869; Bank Barns and Other Enlarged Gable-Roofed Barns; Diary: Some Winter Thoughts by L.E., 1859-60; Mills and the Sawn Timber-Framed Barn; Cobblestone Construction; Diary: Philo Hampton's Book, Ossian, 1853-77; Greek, Gothic and Other Decorative Barns; A Crop Sampler; Horticulture; Railroads Change the Genesee Country; Nineteenth Century Agricultural Implement Manufacturing in the Genesee Country; Gambrel-Roofed Barns; Agricultural Information in Almanacs, Periodicals, Manuals, at Colleges and Fairs; Livestock; Diary: Jennie Mather, Livonia, 1867; Barn Arrangements; The Black and White Farm Barn; Changing Sources of Power on the Farm; Truss Framed Barns; Diary: Seneca Owen, Pulteney, 1908-1912; Wells Barns; Modern Materials in Barn Construction; Endnotes; APPENDICES: Notice to New Settlers; Jennings Broadside; Barn Evolution; Photographing Interiors; Bibliography; Index; Addendum.

Title: Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices

Author: Fink, Daniel

Categories: Signed, New York, Architecture,

Publisher: James Brunner, Publisher: 1987

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2190604

Keywords: LOCAL HISTORY BARNS OF THE GENESEE COUNTRY 1790 1915 INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF SETTLEMENT CHANGES IN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AGRICULTURE NEW YORK NY N Y AMISH LAND FARMS RANCHES ITALIANATE DANIEL FINK REVIVAL CHARLES WILLIAMSON EBENEZER INDIAN ALLAN NEW YORK NY STATE JARED BOUGHTON GRIST MILL ERIE CANAL LYONS SIGNED,