The Architectural Jewels of Rochester New Hampshire: A History of the Built Environment

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Rochester may be better known for its rolling hills and lilac fields than for its architecture, but look closely and the city's hidden gems reveal themselves. In this survey of Rochester's historic architectural elements and styles, city planner Michael Behrendt encourages you to "slow down, look round…check out the fancy cornices on North Main Street and admire the brickwork on the few remaining mill structures." Impress your neighbors by pointing out the Italianate, Queen Anne, Georgian or Federal styles of their houses and identifying the mansard roofs, oriel windows and porticos around town. Drawing from his series of articles written for the Rochester Times, Behrendt examines everything from barns, churches and schoolhouses to the prominent Rochester Opera House. Discover Rochester's history as written in brick and stone, marble and mortar.
ISBN: 9781596297968
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Images: 96
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Behrendt is the Chief Planner for the City of Rochester, a position he has held for 13 years. From 2000 to 2002, he led the city's Historic District Task Force, helping to establish a special zone in the downtown area to focus tourism and celebrate the city's well-preserved architecture. He was previously the planning director for Beaufort, South Carolina, and a tour guide for Boston-by-Foot. Michael holds a Bachelors degree from Tufts and a Masters from Boston University. He was named New Hampshire's City Planner of the Year in 2009.
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