A wonderful opportunity to learn about the splendid historic buildings that lend the New England landscape much of its fascination and charm. Noted illustrator A. G. Smith has rendered for coloring 43 extant structures (all open to the public at least part of the year) embracing a wide variety of architectural styles and historic periods.
Detailed line illustrations depict these historic homes from all six New England states:
Nathan Hale Homestead (Coventry, CT)
Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT)
Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Brunswick, ME)
Winslow Homer Studio (Prouts Neck, ME)
Emily Dickinson Homestead (Amherst, MA)
Paul Revere House (Boston, MA)
House of the Seven Gables (Salem, MA)
Great Stone Dwelling (Enfield, NH)
Robert Frost Place (Franconia, NH)
The Breakers (Newport, RI)
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace (Saunderstown, RI)
Emma Willard House (Middlebury, VT)
Coolidge Homestead (Plymouth Notch, VT)
… and many more.
For each dwelling, an informative caption accompanies the illustration, giving the background and significance of the house. The result is an educational and entertaining book that offers not only hours of coloring enjoyment but also an excellent inexpensive guidebook for the thousands of vacationers and tourists who visit the New England area each year.
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