A history through houses

Cape Cod"s varied residential architecture
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  • English
History Press , Charleston, SC
Other titlesCape Cod"s varied residential architecture
StatementJaci Conry
LC ClassificationsNA7235.M42 C3736 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24494353M
ISBN 139781596299993
LC Control Number2010020919

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For example, the house itself has a history or importance that helps shape the story.

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If you're lucky enough to track former owners all the way down to living descendants, then you may want to consider contacting them to learn more. People who have lived in the home can tell you things about it that you will never find in public records.

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Through its Central Library and 72 branches, the Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. Melanie Backe-Hansen is an independent historian, writer, and speaker, who specialises in researching the social history of houses throughout the United Kingdom.

Melanie is a research consultant for A House Through Time and to accompany the series, Melanie has co-written a new book, A House Through Time (Picador, ) with historian David Olusoga.

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However, Fowler did not actually invent the idea of octagonal design. Thomas Jefferson used the octagonal shape for his summer home, and many Adam and Federal-style homes included octagonal rooms. A House Through Time (BBC2) has always been an oasis of calm.

Partly because of presenter David Olusoga’s permanent air of absolute tranquillity (some people may find it. Throughout human existence, homes have varied drastically in scope, size, and design.

Cob houses originated in the eleventh century, are made from straw and earth, and last for. The story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now.

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Historian David Olusoga charts years of British history as lived by the successive inhabitants of a single home in a British city - from its construction to the present day.

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Our own online records can help you to establish who the occupants of a house were on a specific date in a census year or on 29 September but will reveal little else about the history of a house.

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Just because you don’t have a Sears House, doesn’t mean your home didn’t have Sears hardware and products. Books such as these are a great resource for the old house owner. I have the same door knobs and hinges featured in the book throughout my house.

If you really want to dig far back, say, a century or more, then family history sites like Ancestry are the place to search. These services (which also may be available at your library) include old town directories, early telephone books, census records and other sources that include specific house address information.

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If available, refer to index in the back of the book for street name and owner last name. The Images of America series has a substantial number of images of hundreds of areas across the US.

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