Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Hudson River & Modern Dwellings

Added to the site today are:

Romance of the Hudson, Part I and Part II, by Benson J. Lossing, 1876. A brief history of the Hudson River in the greater NY metro area. Some wonderful descriptions of legends, lore, battles and facts by noted historian Benson John Lossing. Some interesting explanations regarding certain place names in the area, and much more.

On a personal note, I was charmed by this article because there is some fascinating content I had not heard of before (nor had my husband, a 30+ resident of Manhattan / Brooklyn). Specifically the name origin of place known as "en spuyt den duyvel."

Modern Dwelling, Part I and Part II, by H. Hudson Holly, 1876. Design of various American "cottages" circa 1876. Some discussion of architectural styles, adaptation in America, choosing a site, floorplans, and much more. Written by H. Holly Hudson, an influential architect of his time -- who was evidently in part responsible for the popularity of the Front Porch in American Architecture.


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