The Early Architecture of Madison, Indiana. Americana, John T. Windle, Robert M. Taylor Jr.

The Early Architecture of Madison, Indiana.

Indianapolis, IN: Historic Madison Inc., 1986. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 130, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Review copy paperwork laid in. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket, sunned backstrip. Item #20896

Madison, a river town in southern Indiana, has one of the region's finest collections of 19th century architecture. A variety of architectural styles including Federal, Classic Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, French Second Empire, and Queen Anne-Eastlake are evident throughout the city. In 1973, Madison's architectural wealth was recognized when the entire downtown, more than 130 city blocks, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The initial chapter of the book focuses on the architectural effects of Madison's rapid economic development in the 1830s and 1840s and the city's eventual decline in the 1850s. More than 300 illustrations of historic, commercial, industrial, and public buildings, as well as architectural details of Madison's structures are included in this publication. Each illustrated house or building is dated and described. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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