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Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture

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Once too numerous to attract attention, the log buildings of Texas now stand out for their rustic beauty. This book preserves a record of the log houses, stores, inns, churches, schools, jails, and barns that have already become all too few in the Texas countryside. Terry Jordan explores the use of log buildings among several different Texas cultural groups and traces thei ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by University of Texas Press
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If you are interested in analyzing ramshackle wooden barns and corn cribs found crumbling here and there along old Central and Southeast Texas farm roads, learning more about the tools and methods used in their construction or the cultural backgrounds of their builders, then Texas Log Buildings will not disappoint. Learn all about timber selection, log hewing, corner notching, wall raising, chinking, roof pitch, wattle and daub, and stick-and-mud chimneys in this fascinating read about American ...more
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Great assortment of pictures, diagrams, maps, excerpts from pioneer literature, and commentary by the author.
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Past president of the Association of American Geographers, died at his home in Austin, Texas, on 16 October 2003, from pancreatic cancer. (In recognition of his 1997 marriage, he began using the name Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov as his professional nom de plume, while retaining his birth name for other purposes). Born in Dallas in 1938 as a sixth generation Texan, Terry earn
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