Luciana M. Spracher, Lost Savannah: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2002. Softcover, 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/4 inches, 128 pages, including Bibliography and Index.
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Lost Savannah includes examples of domestic architecture, public architecture, and commercial architecture that were once located in Savannah, Georgia, but are, sadly, no more. Some of the styles of architecture represented include Colonial with gambrel roof (popularly called Dutch Colonial), hipped roof, and gable roof; Federal; Greek Revival; Gothic Revival; Italianate; Second Empire; Queen Anne; Richardsonian Romamesque; Art Deco; etc. Photographs and sketches of both interiors and exteriors are featured.
I found particularly interesting the photograph of the vaulted ceiling of the entrance hall of the Houston-Johnson-Screven House; the photographs of the interior and exterior of the Bulloch-Habersham house and the Wetter house; and the photographs of Colonial homes with very steeply-pitched gambrel roofs.
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