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Download Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County: A Guide ePub
  • ISBN 0692011668
  • ISBN13 978-0692011669
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas A. Wolf
  • Publisher University of Virginia Press (February 4, 2011)
  • Pages 290
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  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1787 kb
  • Size Fb2 1617 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the Northern Neck region of Virginia and its historic sites. This six-county Tidewater region includes the birthplaces of George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, and Robert E. Lee. The guide includes a brief history of the region beginning with the exploratory voyages of Captain John Smith up the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers in 1608, and his encounters with various local Native American tribes.

The 460 historic sites described here range from grand plantations such as Stratford Hall, to the modest early homes of middling planters, to early churches, schools, and courthouses. Most of these sites still exist, but some "lost" sites are also included because of their historical significance, and as reminders of the continuing need for active preservation efforts. The book contains 445 photos together with 36 maps showing the location of these historic sites. The general cutoff date for inclusion was the Civil War, but the guide contains descriptions of some later sites as well, including many early African American schools and churches, and important sites involving the steamboat and fishing industries.

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The 460 historic sites described here range from grand plantations such as Stratford Hall, to the modest early homes of middling planters, to early churches, schools, and courthouses.

This is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the Northern Neck region of Virginia and its historic sites. Mistress of Riversdale.

The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas (traditionally called "necks" in Virginia) on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Commonwealth of Virginia (the other two are the Middle Peninsula and the Virginia Peninsu.

The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas (traditionally called "necks" in Virginia) on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Commonwealth of Virginia (the other two are the Middle Peninsula and the Virginia Peninsula). This peninsula is bounded by the Potomac River on the north and the Rappahannock River on the south. It encompasses the following Virginia counties: Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland.

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Historic Sites in Virginia’s Northern Neck and Essex County: A Guide. My wife has a courier route in the Northern Neck of Virginia. I got this book for her and now it is a regular item that she carries with her to work. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Great history book of the Nothern Neck area" - by M. Lurch (VA USA). She marks off the historic sites she sees and reads about them so she is knowledgeable about their property when they open the door. She has had many invitations to come in and tour the properties as a result of this

Preservation Virginia, Northern Neck Branch ; Charlottesville, V. Physical Description: xii, 278 p. : il. maps ;, 26 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Personal Name: Wolf, Thomas A. Rubrics: Historic buildings Virginia Northern Neck Guidebooks Architecture, Domestic Essex County.

The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas (traditionally called "necks" in Virginia) on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Commonwealth of Virginia (the other two are the Middle Peninsula and the Virginia Peninsula)

The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas (traditionally called "necks" in Virginia) on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Commonwealth of Virginia (the other two are the Middle Peninsula and the Virginia Peninsula). This peninsula is bounded by the Potomac River on the north and the Rappahannock River on the south The inclusion of. Categories.

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Gir
This book is a most welcome entry into the architectural record of Virginia. Despite having been battered by the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, not to mention fire, neglect, and development, the visible architectural history of Virginia is enormous. This book is a perfect illustration of that point.

The book is quite new, and the author brings us right up to date with the structures and sites included in the covered region. Remember, the latest (4th) edition of the Virginia Landmarks Register was published in 1999, and Dr. Wilson's entry into the Buildings of the United States series followed soon after in 2002. This book details the architectural heritage of a small (but exceptionally important) section of Virginia, right up to 2011. The latest information about Menokin, Corotoman, and Wakefield are included here, as are the histories of many other structures not (yet) included on historic registers.

The catalog includes a wonderfully comprehensive selection of 400 sites from the public and private building stock. Each entry includes a SMALL black and white photograph, and a well-written descriptive essay based on archival material. The book includes substantial chapters for the history of the region that readers will actually enjoy. The text is an essential part of the book that should not be skipped or skimmed.

Rare for serious works of architectural history, the author is respectful of existing, popular oral and written histories while remaining open-minded about current research. In that way, this is one of the most balanced architectural surveys I've ever read. It gives us enough facts to be useful, and inspires enough questions to allow the romantic mind in all of us to run free. This area was at the center of colonial life in Virginia, and the sites reflect that importance. The writing is completely free of over-the-top, pompous architectural jargon. It's as accessible to an enthusiastic tourist as to a professional architectural historian.

Overall, I consider this book essential for all architectural historians with interest in colonial and antebellum Virginia, and of keen interest for anyone who enjoys the history of Tidewater Virginia in general. Readers and architecture enthusiasts looking for a more focused study of this region than that offered in the Virginia Landmarks Register will particularly enjoy this book.
Livina
My brother and I rode all over the Northern Neck during our last visit, using this book as a map and spotting historic houses from the road. Each section has a simple route map, with sites identified by numbers. Each house has a small picture--an absolute necessity for spotting--and a brief entry describing its history and architecture. It was a treasure hunt and an education--and a whole lot of fun! I had no idea so many old houses still existed all over the area, and began to learn what to look for, to guess if a house is old, and from what period. This book changed my view of the Northern Neck, and i've been visiting relatives there for years. Keep in mind that most of these houses, including the "endangered" buildings, are private property--that's why we did our looking from the road. But some are open to the public. Happy hunting!
Yannara
My wife has a courier route in the Northern Neck of Virginia. I got this book for her and now it is a regular item that she carries with her to work. She marks off the historic sites she sees and reads about them so she is knowledgeable about their property when they open the door. She has had many invitations to come in and tour the properties as a result of this. She is a bit of a history buff and loves the knowledge this book gives her about her work environment. Highly recommended if you are interested in the historic aspects of the Northern Neck
Hunaya
A comprehensive guide to the Northern Neck's historic resources, located between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. Black and white photos, detailed maps, glossary of architectural terms, appendix of historic links, index and bibliographies organized by county. Helpful notes whether or not structures are visible from the road, privately owned and endangered. If you are a descendant of Robert "King" Carter or Thomas Lee, or simply interested in touring the lovely seats of Virginia's signers of the Declaration of Independence and other Founding Families (both fathers and mothers)--Washington, Madison, Monroe, Tayloe, et al.--not to slight charming vernacular forms from the colonial period to 1940, this quality paperback is invaluable and entertaining.
Alsantrius
lots of good details and travel stops in here
Tegore
If you live in the Northern Neck of Virginia or are interested in the area, this is a great book to have. It gives the history of the area and tells of the "why" things are the way they are in the area. The photographs are great. A very worthwhile book for any history buff. Packed full in information.
Black_Hawk_Down.
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much needed information
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