9781623497941-1623497949-All the Houses Were Painted White: Historic Homes of the Texas Golden Crescent (Volume 21) (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities)

All the Houses Were Painted White: Historic Homes of the Texas Golden Crescent (Volume 21) (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities)

ISBN-13: 9781623497941
ISBN-10: 1623497949
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Format: Hardcover 196 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781623497941
ISBN-10: 1623497949
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Format: Hardcover 196 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote All the Houses Were Painted White: Historic Homes of the Texas Golden Crescent (Volume 21) (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities) comprising 196 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1623497949 and 9781623497941. Since then All the Houses Were Painted White: Historic Homes of the Texas Golden Crescent (Volume 21) (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Many of the historic houses in and around the town of Victoria, Texas, were built between 1875 and 1910 by immigrant owners. From 1973 to 1975, with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rick Gardner traveled throughout the region, taking photographs of these historic homes. Gardner relied on his own instincts and guidance from knowledgeable locals as to where he should aim his lens. This book is an appreciative glimpse at what these vernacular houses looked like a century after their construction.

Gardner has teamed up with Victoria historian and preservationist Gary Dunnam to present these rich images along with brief historical sketches of the houses and, where possible, the persons who occupied them when they were newly constructed. The result is an understated and elegant suggestion of what life may have been like for the merchants, bankers, agriculturalists, and others who built and lived in these homes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Designed to appeal to those with a love for old houses and especially for the preservation of historic structures, All the Houses Were Painted White offers its readers a stately appreciation of these homes and their place in the South Texas landscape. It is also a tribute to the architects, owners, and anonymous craftspeople who built the houses—to their vision, skill, ingenuity, imagination, creativity, and endurance.

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