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Author Peterson, Fred W.

Title Homes in the Heartland : balloon frame farmhouses of the upper Midwest / Fred W. Peterson ; with a new preface
Edition First University of Minnesota Press edition
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage series
Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage series
Contents Balloon frame structural system -- Typology for balloon frame farmhouses in the upper midwest -- Settlement and shelter -- Farmhouse types 1 and 2 : what makes a house a home? -- Farmhouse types 3 and 4 : a vernacular aesthetics -- Farmhouse types 5 and 6 : style, substance, and community -- Farmhouse types 8 and 9 : consolidation and standardization -- Farmhouse type 10 : rural images of success -- Conclusion: bricks, balloon frames, and hi-tech
Summary Homes in the Heartland offers a captivating explanation of the revolutionary balloon frame house construction that swept across Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin from 1850 to 1920, enabling the settlers of the upper Midwest to establish frontier homes. Fred W. Peterson leads readers through the technical aspects of farmhouse construction and discusses the social, economic, and aesthetic values of these familiar homes
Notes Originally published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 1992
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-288) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Balloon framing -- Middle West -- History.
Farmhouses -- Middle West -- Design and construction -- History.
Farmhouses -- Middle West -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007050926
ISBN 0816653534 (pb ; alk. paper)
0816656703 (electronic bk.)
9780816653539 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816656707 (electronic bk.)
(pb ; alk. paper)