Links & Resources
- Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Listings of Domestic Violence Agencies in Maine, by county; telephone numbers and contact information.
- The Religious Society of Friends
Everything you need to know about the Quakers – everything!
- Allport, Susan
The Stone Walls of New England and New York
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1990
This book is, in short, a history – the who, what, where, why and how – of stone walls in New England. It’s beautifully written, easily read, illustrated wonderfully by David Howell; it’s full of odd bits and pieces of the intricacies, physics, purpose and history of wall-building.
- Hale, Jonathan
The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost its Magic (and How to Get it Back)
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994
Jonathan Hale, an architect, writes about some lost architectural standards: grace, continuity, ornament; fenestration and shape, shadow and form, to name a few. Hale offers, too, suggestions to students of modern architecture on how to reclaim that “magic.”
- Howe, Barbara J. and Dolores A. Fleming, Emory L. Kemp, Ruth Ann Overbeck
Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History
Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1997
A good resource for research hints and assistance. The authors cover the importance of setting, the building itself, construction techniques and materials, etc.
- Hubka, Thomas C.
Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England
Hanover, NH; University Press of New England, 1984
The title tells it all. Wonderful photographs and drawings of old farmsteads; Hubka makes the connections between the architecture of New England farm buildings and the rhythms and cycles of farm life. This is the best of the best!
- Light, Sally
House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home
Spencertown, NY: Golden Hill Press, 1997
Another great resource for researching the history of your house, using written records, graphic records, architectural resources.
- Morse, Sidney
Household Discoveries: An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes
New York: The Success Company, 1908
I found this at a flea market and bought it for $5; one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! I’ve spent hours – whole winter evenings, in fact – paging through this book, learning about early 20th century life. It’s out of print, of course, but you can occasionally find it for sale online.