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Architecture in Salem

An Illustrated Guide

Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. with Carolyn K. Tolles

Salem, Massachusetts is home to one of the largest extant collections of historical architecture in the entire nation. In this long-awaited new edition, noted architectural historian Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., presents an illustrated guide and walking tour covering more than three centuries of building styles and types. The book discusses over 350 buildings and complexes, with individual entries and photographs of nearly 230 structures. The material has been arranged according to eight tour districts, each accompanied by an introduction and a map.

A joy for the avid walker and arm-chair enthusiast alike, this book is an essential guide to the architecture of Salem from the early seventeenth century through the Georgian, Federal, Victorian, modern, and contemporary periods. Updated with new maps, color illustrations, and a new preface by Lynda Roscoe Hartigen, Executive Director and CEO Peabody Essex Museum, and new foreword by Steven Mallory, Manager of Historic Structures and Landscapes at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Paper: $29.95
ISBN-13: 9781684581825
Pages: 344 | Size: 5.5 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: September 1, 2023
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A joy for the avid walker and arm-chair enthusiast alike, this book is an essential guide to the architecture of Salem.

About the Author

Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., is professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850–1950, Summer Cottages in the White Mountains: The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, 1870 to 1930, The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy, and New Hampshire Architecture: An Illustrated Guide.

Carolyn K. Tolles worked in the nonprofit development field much of her career, commencing with Historic Salem (Massachusetts), Inc. where she had extensive exposure to historic architecture. She continued in this area at academic and community organizations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire until she retired. Over many years she has also been involved in her husband Bryant’s book projects.

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