MacLEOD, Mary K ST. CLAIR, James O.
Title: No Place Like Home: The Life and Times of Cape Breton Heritage Houses. 1st pr. signed
Publisher:  University College of Cape Breton Press, 1992,
Seller ID: 34254
MacLEOD, Mary K. and James O. St. CLAIR. No Place Like Home : The Life and Times of Cape Breton Heritage Houses. Sydney: University College of Cape Breton Press, 1992. Pp 101. Illustrated. 8vo, ill. card covers. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 85. "No Place Like Home : The Life and Times of Cape Breton Heritage Houses is the first volume in a series of books which will record the history of Cape Breton heritage houses and the lives and stories of the men and women who lived in them. The purpose of No Place Like Home is to show the various architectural styles which have developed since Europeans first began building homes in Cape Breton. These architectural styles were dictated by custom, geography and the social and economic conditions of the communities in which the people lived and built their houses. Personal preferences and idosyncrasies were also an important component because, in the early years, more so than now, people expected to live in their homes for most or all of their adult life and then to pass the home on to their children. As the needs of the family changed, so too did the shape and design of the houses." - p.iii. Contents: 1. Cossit House (1787) 2. Aucoin House (1810)3. MacMaster - MacKillop House (1815) 4. Gowrie House (1825) 5. MacDonald House (1829) 6. William & Susan Smith House (1835) 7. MacDougall - MacDonald-Johnson House (1846) 8. Clayton Farm (1848) 9. Margaree Lodge (1850) 10. Peter Smyth House (1855) 11. MacDonald House (Lake Ainslie) 12. MacAskill House (1870) 13. Chisholm House (1871) 14. MacFarlane House (1871) 15. CoadyHouse (1886) 16. Orangedale Station (1886) 17. Grand Narrows Hotel (1887) 18. Liscombe - MacDonald House (1896) 19. Marconi House (1905). Slightly rubbed, else vg. Signed by St. Clair. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00