235 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (414) 277–7795
Fax: (414) 277–0645
Join us for a walking tour this fall! Visit our gift shop at 235 E Michigan St for a curated Milwaukee shopping experience. Open 10-3 Tuesday-Sunday.
This treasure trove of measured drawings and photographs offers fascinating glimpses of New England’s wooden fences, gates, and small garden houses — also known as summer houses, tea houses, and gazebos. Several of the elegantly detailed constructions were built between the Revolutionary War and 1825, an era in which master craftsmen often invested extra time to add artistic flourishes to everyday items.
Many of the antique structures depicted in these pages no longer exist. Restorationists, preservationists, and builders concerned with authentic historic styles and techniques will find this unique collection a valuable resource for discovering an important facet of America’s architectural history.
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