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Historic Homes of America by Ernest Egerton Wood
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Aug 23, 09

bookshelves: 2009, picture-books, non-fiction, historic-preservation
Read in August, 2009, read count: 1

I really enjoyed the photographs in this book, which showed a variety of interiors and exteriors of historic homes around the United States. There was a nice variety of homes represented, from the nationally famous (like Mount Vernon and Monticello) to regional and local homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

Several of the homes I liked in this book were Victorian, including a couple of Queen Annes and a Second Empire. I also enjoyed seeing the North Carolina homes featured (Biltmore House, Orton Plantation, and Tryon Palace) as well as a historic home (Sturdivant Hall) in the city where I grew up.

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