Buildings, structures, objects, and the places on which they were constructed tell us much about ourselves, our environment, our culture, and our past. Built in Washington explores these fascinating relationships by describing the Evergreen State’s marvelous architectural diversity. From the remnants of habitation left by the region’s first residents 12,000 years ago, to the suburban frontier that appeared in recent years, the book discusses Washington’s architecture by studying important properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Illustrated by both historic and recent photographs, Built in Washington is organized thematically, bringing to light the richness and vitality of Washington’s archaeological, historical, and architectural legacy. At the same time, the book underscores the need to protect these fragile, beautiful, and invaluable links with our past.
Historic structures and archaeological features are tangible evidence of Washington’s rich and diverse “built” environment, telling us much about ourselves, our culture, and our past. From the habitation sites of the first Paleo-Indians 12,000 years ago, to the rise of modern cities in the twentieth century, Built in Washington describes the state’s archaeological, historical, and architectural legacy. Built in Washington is extensively illustrated with line art and 91 historic and contemporary photographs, many on full, two-page spreads.
Illustrations / bibliography / 187 pages (1990)