Pen Sketches of Old Houses - A Reprint of the 1874 Classic
Illustrated by William Barry
Introduction by Kevin D. Murphy
Edited by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Maine Preservation, Publisher
When “Pen Sketches of Old Houses” appeared in 1874, this engaging book was one of the first publications to illustrate American architecture of the Colonial and Federal periods. The work of a young architect from Kennebunk, “Pen Sketches” illustrates William E. Barry’s observations of early homes and buildings in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the South during the 1860s and early 1870s.