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"Pelham By Design"

     These books have been purchased by the Pelham Preservation & Garden Society as part of the "Pelham By Design" collection of books, located at the Town of Pelham Library:

Architectural History, Restoration & Preservation:


A Field Guide to American Houses by Lee McAlester


What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture

by John C. Poppeliers


American Architecture Since 1780 by Marcus Wiffen


Tudor Style : Tudor Revival Houses in America from 1890 to the Present by Lee Goff


Shingle Style and the Stick Style: Architectural Theory & Design from Richardson to the Origins of Wright

by Vincent Scully Jr.


The Elements of Style: A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details from 1485 to the Present

by Stephen Calloway


Traditional Details by Ramsey Sleeper


Period Details by Martin and Judith Miller


Old House Measured and Scaled Detailed Drawings

by William R. Radford


Lighting for Historic Buildings by Roger W. Moss


Landscape & Gardening Books


The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch


The Home Books of Trees and Shrubs by J.J. Levison


Taylors Guide to Groundcovers & Vines


Gardening and Landscaping Techniques, Rodale Press


The Bold and Brilliant Garden by Sarah Raven


Patio Garden by Hazel Evans


The Compact Garden by Brian Fawcett


Insects that feed on Trees and Shrubs by Warren T. Johnson


Dried Flowers by Jan & Michael Gertley


Landscaping with Herbs by James Adams


The Edible Italian Garden by Rosalind Creasy



Books published by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden:


Gardening with Wild Flowers and Native plants


Natural Insect Control

Trees and Shrubs

Trees - A Gardners Guide 



If you would like to make a financial contribution to the "Pelham By Design" collection or if you have a book about architecture, preservation or gardening that you would like to donate, please contact us at

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