Mid-Century is Historic! The 1950s were a time of unbridled American optimism, embracing the future, and it showed in the new forms and materials used in residential architecture.
This 1957 front entryway has several classic elements of the time, including the wonderful centered doorknob, built-in planter, and recessed soffit lights. Dave Clough photo of the Weston House in Winthrop, ME. The residential architecture of the Post World War II period introduced new forms and materials to accommodate new ideas and ways of living. They are functionally suited to modern life and have period Mid-Century design features.
Finally, a comprehensive book on home restoration has included homes of the Post World War II era. “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” covers houses built from c. 1730 to c. 1970 and includes the modern materials used in Mid-Century houses, which most restoration books do not address. The book includes several post-WWII styles and types among the 25 architectural styles described and illustrated in Chapter 2. Weston House is one of 13 featured houses from 1760 to 1957, presented between the how-two chapters.
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author at YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/ and through the shop on this page.
Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors. Save with our multi-book combo packs!
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