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. Top page ridge and head and foot of spine very faintly stained. 1988 Large Hardcover. xvii, [18]-526 pp. 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: Americana, Architecture, New York,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: James Brunner, Publisher: 1988

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2281500

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