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The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees   By: (1874-1932)

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In "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" by Mary Caroline Crawford, readers embark on a captivating journey into the bygone era of New England's architectural heritage. Through eloquent prose and meticulous attention to detail, Crawford's love for the region's colonial rooftrees is apparent on every page.

One of the book's standout features is the author's ability to transport readers to a time long past, painting vivid pictures of the picturesque houses nestled among the rolling hills and bustling towns of old New England. Her descriptions are so immersive that readers can almost hear the creaking of weathered floorboards and smell the fragrant wood smoke drifting from chimneys.

Crawford's exploration of the various architectural styles found in the region is both enlightening and educational. From the stately Colonial and Federal styles to the charming Cape Cod and saltbox houses, she delves into the history and significance of each structure, revealing the stories of the families who once called them home. The author's deep knowledge and passion for her subject matter shine through, making this book a valuable resource for architectural enthusiasts.

Moreover, "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" is more than just an exploration of architecture; it is also a celebration of the spirit and resilience of the people who shaped these homes. Crawford weaves together anecdotes and historical tidbits with ease, breathing life into the characters who once inhabited these houses. Readers become intimately acquainted with the struggles, triumphs, and everyday lives of the New Englanders through the ages.

The book is beautifully complemented by a collection of captivating illustrations, revealing intricate details of the rooftrees that the author so fervently describes. The combination of text and visuals brings the architecture to life, making it easy for readers to envision themselves stepping back in time to experience the romance and charm of old New England.

One minor drawback of the book is its occasional tangents into esoteric architectural jargon and overly detailed descriptions, which might overwhelm readers who are less familiar with the subject matter. However, this is a small price to pay for the wealth of knowledge and enchanting storytelling that Crawford provides.

In conclusion, "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" is a must-read for anyone interested in the architectural heritage of New England. Mary Caroline Crawford's passion for the subject is infectious, and her ability to transport readers to another time and place is truly commendable. This book is an invaluable resource that will leave readers with a deep appreciation for the beauty and history embodied in the rooftrees of old New England.

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Little Pilgrimages

The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees


Mary C. Crawford



Boston L. C. Page & Company Mdcccciii

Copyright, 1902 by L. C. Page & Company ( Incorporated )

All rights reserved

Published, September, 1902

Colonial Press Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

[Illustration: SIR HARRY FRANKLAND. ( See page 48 )]


These little sketches have been written to supply what seemed to the author a real need, a volume which should give clearly, compactly, and with a fair degree of readableness, the stories connected with the surviving old houses of New England. That delightful writer, Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, has in his many works on the historic mansions of colonial times, provided all necessary data for the serious student, and to him the deep indebtedness of this work is fully and frankly acknowledged. Yet there was no volume which gave entire the tales of chief interest to the majority of readers. It is, therefore, to such searchers after the romantic in New England's history that the present book is offered.

It but remains to mention with gratitude the many kind friends far and near who have helped in the preparation of the material, and especially to thank Messrs... Continue reading book >>

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