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WEBSITES FOR THE STUDY OF THE ARCHITECTURE, FURNITURE, AND THE DECORATIVE ARTS OF:

THE FEDERAL PERIOD IN AMERICA 1780-1820.

The Library of Congress, HABS/HAER is an invaluable online treasure trove of measured drawings and high resolution photographs. Search the collection by keyword. For example: Cook-Oliver House.

The University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections online copy of The American Builder's Companion. This is a high resolution copy of the first 1806 edition of Asher Benjamin and Daniel Raynerd's pattern book of the American Federal Style. Reprints of this edition are difficult to find and do not capture the delicate and lovely engravings in the original. Reprinted editions also lack many of the numerical figures present in the illustrations and essential to its use. This is the book that introduced, explained, and disseminated the style in America.

View the American Decorative Arts and Sculpture Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston online! When visiting the museum, don't miss Samuel McIntire's Oak Hill Rooms. As of this date, August 2006, the Oak Hill Rooms are in storage awaiting the completion of the New American Wing, but can be viewed on-line. View photographs of Samuel McIntire's Oak Hill Rooms.

Historic New England, formerly SPNEA, is headquarted in Charles Bulfinch's First Harrsion Gray Otis House of 1797. This organization sets the standard for museum house preservation and restoration. View featured online collections here.

The Winterthur Museum displays a large collection of Federal Style furniture from New England including breathtaking examples of John and Thomas Seymour and Samuel McIntire's work.

The National Park Service's walking tour Map of the McIntire District in Salem, Massachusetts. These tree lined streets contain the lovliest collection of Federal Style homes in America.

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is steps away from the McIntire Historic District. Samuel McIntire's Gardner-White-Pingree House (1804) is open to the public.

View the Memorial Hall Museum's on line collection of New England historical documents and artifacts.

Dr. Thomas W. Paradis' Chronological Architectural Style Menu with Photographs

The Sack Heritage Group's Electronic Magazine Devoted to the Arts continues the tradition of Isreal Sack and features museum spotlights and scholarly articles by noted authorities in the arts.

FOR THE HISTORIC HOMEOWNER

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding website with resources for anyone interested in Historic Preservation. If you are restoring a historic home, begin here.

A Service for Historic Home Owners Conserving and Maintaining Historic Houses- Visit the website of Historic New England and find out about the benefits of a "Historic Homeowner" membership and find resources for choosing paint, fabrics, and wallpapers.

PreserveNet- Website of Preservation Resources created and maintained by Cornell University. Site contains extensive list of preservation links by category.

Preservation Directory.Com- On-line resource for historic preservation, building restoration, and cultural resource management.

The Society of Period Furninture Makers publishes an outstanding yearly journal. The website is filled with useful information for furniture makers and anyone wanting to purchase tomorrow's heirlooms today.

www.HistoricProperties.com is your Source for Buying and Selling Historic Properties.

Londonderry Brasses. Beautifully detailed brasses in many period styles including Hepplewhite and Sheraton.

Traditional Building Website. This website companion to Restore Media's many print publications is an excellent resource for finding companies that specialize in "New Old House" parts.

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Leigh Douglas Johnson - Fine Custom Home Design. Restoration, Preservation, and New Home Design.

Ralph and Jean Pressel are the authors of three books: "House Construction Design Standards", Adaptable Bathrooms", and "How-To Design Curved Stairs in 2D". They also design and draft unique house plans for owners and builders and review and repair the plans of others. For more information, visit thier website, Before the Architect.

CaddPower.com is your source for expert computer hardware, software, and troubleshooting support. Consult with Brian Huclak and you will never again dial another technical support number.

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