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Carpenter Gothic nineteenth-century ornamented houses of New England by Alma deC McArdle

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Published by Whitney Library of Design in New York .
Written in English


  • Architecture, Domestic -- New England.,
  • Gothic revival (Architecture) -- New England.,
  • Architecture, American -- New England.,
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- New England.,
  • Decoration and ornament -- New England.,
  • Historic buildings -- New England.,
  • Dwellings -- New England.

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Edition Notes

Statementtext by Alma deC. McArdle and Deirdre Bartlett McArdle ; photos. by Frederick L. Hamilton.
ContributionsMcArdle, Deirdre Bartlett, 1954-, Hamilton, Frederick L, b.1900.
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21084490M

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