Picturesque California Houses; A Volume of 40 Plates, Plans, Details and Specifications of Houses. California, Samuel Newsom, Joseph C.

Picturesque California Houses; A Volume of 40 Plates, Plans, Details and Specifications of Houses

Los Angeles, CA: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1978. Reprint of 1884 publication. Cardboard Covers. Oblong folio, pp. vii, 7, plus 35 b/w plates. (Yes, subtitle says 40 plates, but the volume only has 35 plates, the index only has 35 plates, and no pages are missing.). Near Fine in Wraps. Item #19378

Of all the pattern books published during the late 19th century on the West Coast, the most sumptuous were those published by the brothers Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom, architects of San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. This is a reprint of their first pattern book. The 35 plates in this book contain drawings for 37 dwellings and cottages. Of these, 19 are for individual houses that were built, including the Boyd House in Eureka and the Swett House in Stockton, and the 19 houses are identified in the new introduction to this reprinted edition.

Price: $95.00

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