John Riddell, Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences, Illustrated by Color Drawings of Elevations and Ground Plans, John Riddell, Philadelphia, PA, 1861

Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences is a volume of around 70 pages with 22 plans. It includes designs for villas, cottages, and mansions. The homes depicted are primarily in the Italian and Gothic styles, with a smattering of Greek Revival. Riddell advocated the use of cast ironwork on porches (for columns) and other decoration, and frequently employed towers and belvederes in his Italian Villa and Italianate plans.

Included in the volume was a list of his clients and locations of many of the buildings he had designed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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