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Domestic Architecture
Atlanta: W. T. Downing, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Quarto. 155pp. Illustrated with 59 tissue guarded plates and 11 floor plans. Plans and advertisements are from pages 133 to 155. Green cloth hardcover with gilt decorated border around title on front cover. Light soiling to green cloth covers. Light scattered foxing and brown spots to end sheets. One photograph has light soil on the right side margin. W. T. Downing writes in his introduction "the illustrations contained in this book are selected from buildings designed by me within the past few years. They serve to show the style and character of work that has been done in the best residences of this section." Illustrations of Atlanta homes include Inman, Mrs. Henry W Grady, Dr. A. W. Calhoun, Judge Samuel Lumpkin, and several other prominent Atlanta residents. The frontis is a photograph of the Fine Arts Building facade used during the 1896 Atlanta Cotton States Exposition. Elizabeth Lyon's catalog "Atlanta Architecture. The Victorian Heritage: 1837-1918" prepared for an Exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society in 1976 has a brief biographical profile on W. T. Downing (!865-1918). She states about Downing, "Though some public buildings are among his works, the most impressive bulk of his production took form of houses for affluent Atlantans in which the interiors were elaborately detailed.
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