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Gingerbread Gems: Victorian Architecture of Cape May

Gingerbread Gems: Victorian Architecture of Cape May

Tina Skinner & Bruce Waters

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Cape May has a visual smorgasbord of Victorian architecture and ornamentation, adorned with sparkling coats of colorful paint. Gorgeous examples of Carpenter Gothic, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Edwardian, American Bracketed Villa, and Stick Styles are presented in color, most dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, and all dripping with finely cut wood bric-a-brac. Work by celebrated national architects Samuel Sloan and Frank Furness is featured, along with the area’s premier local designer, Stephen Decatur Button. This picture-packed volume of summer cottages and guesthouses is a treasured souvenir for all who have visited New Jersey’s southern cape, and an indispensable reference for enthusiasts of Victorian era architecture and exterior ornamentation.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 150 color photos | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764319716 | Binding: soft cover