Salem, Massachusetts, is home to one of the largest extant collections of historical architecture in the entire nation. In this long-awaited reprint, noted architectural historian Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. presents an illustrated guide and walking tour covering more than three centuries of building styles and types. The book discusses over 350 buildings and complexes, with individual entries and photographs for nearly 230 structures. The material has been arranged according to eight tour districts, each accompanied by an introduction and a map. A joy for the avid walker and arm-chair enthusiast alike, this is truly the essential guide to the architecture of Salem from the early seventeenth century through the Georgian, Federal, Victorian, modern, and contemporary periods.
BRYANT F. TOLLES, JR., is the Director of the Museum Studies Program and
Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. He has written and edited many books, including Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850-1950 (UPNE 2003), Summer Cottages in the White Mountains: The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, 1870 to 1930 (UPNE, 2000), The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy (1998), and New Hampshire Architecture: An Illustrated Guide (UPNE, 1979). He resides in Wilmington, Delaware, and Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.