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Jamestown's history has ranged from sheep farming to gilded-age resorts to military installations for coastal defense. These transitions changed the look of the island, bringing grand summer hotels, an energetic new architecture (the Shingle style), the boats and yachts of the summer population, and fortifications that spanned three centuries. A succession of distinctive ferries, now vanished, linked the island to the outside world. Jamestown tells the story of these chapters in the island's history up to the 1940s in compelling photographs that document the many changes in landscape, views, buildings, and activities that have occurred over time.
ISBN: 9780738511924
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
James Buttrick has been connected with Jamestown all his life and has been involved in various historical and architectural projects. He wrote a monograph on the island's leading Shingle-style architect, Charles Bevins, published by the Jamestown Historical Society. He brings the eye of a photographer to this selection of photographs from the extensive archive of the Jamestown Historical Society and from other local sources.
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