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Alan Gowans

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North American Suburban Architecture 1890-1930

Between 1890 and 1930, more houses were built in the United States than in all its previous history. The Comfortable House provides the first full treatment of this large body of domestic building. More than half of the book is devoted to classifying these houses into categories that can help guide preservationists, architectural historians and homeowners through the great profusion of "post-Victorian" styles—Bungalow, Saltbox, Shingle, Tudor, Gothic, and the like.