By T. Robins Brown
stroll or force via any of Bergen County's seventy groups and also you will locate telling reminders of a superbly wealthy and numerous architectural history--the legacy of 3 hundred years of cost, progress, and alter.
The structure of Bergen County, New Jersey provides an obtainable review of the county's architectural background and its old constructions. the quantity explores the types, traits, and occasions that prompted the layout and environment of the region's structures. extra than a hundred and fifty pictures record Bergen County's architectural treasures, producing knowledge and appreciation for those buildings and their background.
The publication is prepared chronologically, starting with the arriving of eu settlers within the 17th century and finishing within the overdue 20th century. each one bankruptcy opens with a quick historic history and follows with an outline and research of creating varieties universal to Bergen County for the interval. a few buildings, comparable to the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, the Vreeland apartment in Leonia, and the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, are of nearby, even nationwide, importance.
The publication additionally highlights pleasant surprises. Examples comprise a wide variety of picturesque homes that have been outfitted from the designs released in mid-nineteenth century architectural trend books, the house of an early African American newspaper writer, and houses in Paramus and Washington Township whose external partitions are made from dust.
The structure of Bergen County, New Jersey demonstrates the shut organization among architectural improvement on the nationwide and neighborhood degrees, and indicates how social, technological, and political adjustments happening in the county were mirrored within the development forms and sorts of the realm.
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The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey: The Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century (Project of the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs) by T. Robins Brown