American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425614

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 7766

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

Historic American Covered Bridges

Author: Brian J. McKee

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers


Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 2577

Now, Historic American Covered Bridges presents a photographic record in full color of 138 selected historic covered bridges found in the United States and Canada, along with detailed truss diagrams, basic construction details, and location information for each featured bridge. A complete index of the nearly 1,000 surviving covered bridges in North America is also included. Among the featured bridges are two of the longest covered bridges left in the United States, the Medora and Williams bridges; Kentucky's Bennett Mill Bridge, the only surviving Wheeler truss bridge; and the Stark Bridge in New Hampshire, which provides one of the most picturesque scenes in America. The volume also includes the Roberts Bridge, the only remaining double-barreled covered bridge in Ohio and one of only six remaining in the United States, and the Parker Bridge, which was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1991 but restored in 1992, after a fundraising drive.

New England's Covered Bridges

A Complete Guide

Author: Benjamin D. Evans,June R. Evans

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611683858

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 7269

A complete guide to more than 200 covered bridges in the six New England states.

Indiana Covered Bridges

Author: Marsha Williamson Mohr

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008018

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 6028

A symbol of Indiana's past, the covered bridge still evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance, and even mystery. During the 19th century, over 500 of these handsome structures spanned the streams, rivers, and ravines of Indiana. Plagued by floods, fire, storms, neglect, and arson, today fewer than 100 remain. Marsha Williamson Mohr's photographs capture the timeless and simple beauty of these well-traveled structures from around the state, including Parke County—the unofficial covered bridge capital of the world. With 105 color photographs, Indiana's Covered Bridges will appeal to everyone who treasures Indiana's rich architectural heritage.

A Bridge with a House...A Covered Bridge

Author: Steven E. Hunnicutt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479791539

Category: Reference

Page: 170

View: 4656

Oregon Covered Bridges is one such project. For my wife and I we just took day trips and visited covered bridges in our area, soon it grew and became a journey. It started in October 2004 visiting the coverered bridgs of Cottage Grove and ended with a visit to Cedar Crossing in February2007. The project turn to this book, a quick view of the bridges, the history, facts of covered bridges. Many people leave their state to take a vacation, never really seeing where they live, this book is a reminder that we here in Oregon have a lot and should be seen. It is also a chance to bring visitors to our state, to see these covered bridges. There on the backroads and these roads really show off Oregon. It is a “Coffee Table” book, pick up and enjoy the pictures, the reading is light. Need to “Stop and Smell the Roses”, take a break from this fast pace life, this is what this book was meant to do.

Covered Bridges of New England

Author: Jeffrey Blackman

Publisher: Countryman

ISBN: 9780881507997

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 408

A collection of regional photography combines lavish images of New England's covered bridges with accompanying text on the history and usage of each, in a volume that depicts each bridge within its surrounding environment and offers insight into their engineering designs.

American Covered Bridges

A Pictorial History

Author: Jill Caravan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597640725

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

View: 9630

Once, covered bridges were appreciated as shelter, when horse and carriage made travel. Today, those bridges have themselves become travel destinations, as quintessential images of the American countryside, and as treasured artifacts of a simpler time. Built to serve local needs and to withstand the elements, each covered bridge has its own unique character. Gentle yet commanding presences in the American landscape, covered bridges are national treasures that continue to fascinate us. With spirited prose and 94 full-color photographs this volume celebrates the romance and lore of these rural landmarks.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436780

Category: History

Page: 107

View: 8821

This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

America's Covered Bridges

Practical Crossings?Nostalgic Icons

Author: Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914209

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4416

As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in North America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each wooden bridge, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the time—not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it. Illustrated with some 550 historical and contemporary photos, paintings, and technical drawings of nearly 400 different covered bridges, America's Covered Bridges offers five readable chapters on the history, design and fate of America's covered bridges, plus related bridges in Canada. Most of the contemporary photography is by master photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong. 55 photo essays on the most iconic bridges including: Cornish-Windsor Bridge between Vermont and New Hampshire Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania Philippi Bridge, West Virginia Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama Medora Bridge, Indiana Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio Knight's Ferry Bridge, California Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada Over time, wooden bridges eventually gave way to ones made of iron, steel and concrete. An American icon, many covered bridges became obsolete and were replaced—others simply decayed and collapsed. Many more were swept away by natural disasters and fires. America's Covered Bridges is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and technological change.

Timeless Crossings

Vermont's Covered Bridges

Author: Michael J. Mccormack

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780764338304

Category: Architecture

Page: 135

View: 6943

Travel Vermonts rural landscape and covered bridges through 293 colored images. From Southern Vermont to the Northeast Kingdom and everyplace in-between more than 100 bridges are shown crossing over and through open mountain pastures, dense forests, centuries-old farms, picturesque villages, pristine rivers, and dazzling waterfalls. There is no other place that better represents rural Americas beauty than Vermont, and few structures on the American landscape symbolize that enduring appeal more than the covered bridge. A complete listing of bridges, along with GPS coordinates, makes it easy to plan a day or weekend getaway or vacation. For history lovers, bridge enthusiasts, and those that adore Americas rural beauty, this book is a great resource.

Covered Bridges of Ohio

An Atlas and History

Author: Miriam Wood

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781882376995

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 934

A comprehensive chronological record of historical events and information on Ohio's wooden truss bridges lavishly illustrated with over 200 black-and-white photographs and drawings. Discusses the architecture, design, history, local lore and the location of hundreds of these hard-to-find and often endangered historical treasures. A fascinating glimpse into the past and a must for dedicated "bridgers" anywhere.

American Yesterday

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427607

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1263

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, "American Yesterday "explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" ("Springfield Republican"), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

Covered Bridges

Author: Habs Co-Author,Alan Giagnocavo

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565235618

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 500

Whether you are a casual explorer or a serious history buff, this glimpse into America's architectural past with hands on GPS site coordinates and detailed architectural plans provides a vivid picture of covered bridges.


A Close-up Look

Author: Alan Giagnocavo

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565235625

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

View: 3404

The Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are dedicated to preserving America's architectural history by gathering a diverse range of historic photographs and architectural designs of buildings throughout the country. These collections are some of the largest and most often used by the Library of Congress. Along with seventy black and white photos of barns across the country from the HABS/HAER website, this book includes over ninety architectural plans that feature the wooden frame joinery used to construct the barns. In this book, readers will find unique architectural structures, such as the round George Hall Barn, as well as barns that played a critical role in several different Civil War battles. A brief history of many of the locations is also included, courtesy of material found on the HABS/HAER website.

New Jersey's Covered Bridges

Author: Richard J. Garlipp

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467120111

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5584

In the 18th and 19th centuries, covered bridges dotted the landscape of New Jersey, providing safe passage to travelers. Forty-five covered bridges once crossed waterways in all corners of the state. Perhaps the most extraordinary examples of these wooden bridges were found along the western border, crossing the Delaware River into neighboring Pennsylvania. These bridges were feats of construction and engineering but were ultimately unable to prevent the inevitable fate of almost all the covered bridges of the state, namely ice, floods, and fire as well as the development of new materials and technology. Today, only one covered bridge survives in New Jersey. The Green Sergeant s covered bridge in Hunterdon County was constructed over the Wickecheoke Creek in 1872 and has stood the test of time. New Jersey s Covered Bridges showcases the rich transportation history of these structures and pictorially honors the lost ones."

Covered Bridges of Vermont

Author: Ed Barna

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780881503739

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 800

This guide looks at 106 of Vermont's covered bridges. Arranged by driving tours, it provides directions to each bridge, and shares each bridge's history and folklore, as well as providing information about nearby sites and museums.

Vermont Covered Bridges

Author: Hartnett House Map Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888216141

Category: Covered bridges

Page: N.A

View: 996

An age of barns

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 95

View: 320

Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

Vanishing Landmarks

Grist Mills & Covered Bridges

Author: Joseph Kovarik

Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher

ISBN: 0895876701

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 9069

Historic landmarks are often the victims in our fast-paced rush toward new development. Two iconic structures that conjure up memories of a simpler time are the gristmill and the covered bridge. An 1876 report from the Georgia Department of Agriculture stated that there were over 1200 water-powered mills in the state. There is no record of how many covered bridges existed in the state, but the numbers of both kinds of structures that still stand continues to decrease. In this guide, Kovarik spotlights 56 remaining gristmills and 16 covered bridges. In addition to stunning color photographs of each structure, the guide provides a history of the site and detailed directions, as well as a map and GPS coordinates. Not only can you enjoy the photographs of these vanishing landmarks from the comfort of your armchair at home, but you can also locate these structures and visit them before they disappear from our landscape.