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Knoxville, TN, Queen Anne

Knoxville, TN, Queen Anne. Knoxville was home to George F. Barber, among the most prolific American residential architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He had his own publishing company promoting his designs in books and magazines and employed more than 30 architects and draftsmen supplying blueprints to customers nationwide. This house is…

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Restoring Your Historic House 2020 Excellence in Publishing Award Winner

Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners describes and illustrates a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve as much historic character as possible.

Scott T. Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic.

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