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Sightseeking
Clues to the Landscape History of New England
Christopher J. Lenney

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

ONE: PROLOGUE
• Kurathian Hypothesis
• Windsor Chair
• Sightseeking Defined

• TWO: PLACENAMES
• Algonquin Toponyms
• Folknames
• Toponymic Density
• Hydrographic Names
• Hydrographic Transplants
• Generic Folknames
• Name-Strings
• Transplanted Folknames
• -Shire Names
• Township Toponomy

• Transplanted Town Names
• All the King's Men
• Biblical-Auspicial
• Same-Suffixed Names
• Stylistic Zonation
• Compass-Point Names
• Blend-names
• Echonyms
• Name-changes
• The Great-Big Line
• Reversed Center Arc
• Of Balls and Cobbles
• The China Syndrome
• Street Names
• Generics
• Colonial
• Floral-Arboreal
• Honorific
• Personal Names
• Bithematics
• Sound-alikes
• Artifactuals
• Test Names
• Affinities

• THREE: BOUNDARIES AND TOWNPLANS
• Cadastre
• Toolmarks
• North by Northwest
• Vitruvian Hypothesis
• Through a Glass Darkly
• Mylar Grid
• Township
• Townsite Criteria
• Nuclear Village
• Infields and Outfields
• Cambridge
• Divisions
• Great Dividends (1636)
• Charlestown Wood Lots
• Cambridge Squadrants of 1683
• Dorchester New Grant
• Range Township
• Townplan Templates
• Ulster Template
• Brookside Village
• Street Village
• Crossroads Village
• Hilltop Village
• Templates Revisited
• Commons
• Steeple Rows
• Farms and Fields
• Wall-net
• Materials and Contents
• Form and Function
• Sources of Evidence
• Fields as Artifacts
• Ditches
• Town Bounds
• By Farms and Lots
Ad Filum Aquae

• FOUR: ROADS
• English Model
• Midwestern Model
• Organic Model
• Quo Vadit
• Contour-keeping
• Connect-the-Dots
• Path-ology
• Nantucket
• Grid
• Pretzel

• FIVE: HOUSES

• Modularity
• Mobility
• Conformity
• House Types
• Hall House
• Stone-Ender
• Whale House
• Charter House
• Other One-Room Houses
• Hall-and-Parlor House
• Saltbox
• Central Chimney Large House
• Cape Cod House
• One-and-a-Half Cottage
• Off-Center Square House
• Center Hall House
• Twin Rearwall Chimney House
• Gablefront Houses
• Connected Farmstead
• Three-DEcker
• Localism
• Roof Types
• Connecticut Valley
• Hallmarks
• Materials
• Figures in the Carpet
• Stud Frame
• Plank Frame
• Infiltrates and Imports
• Urban Fabric
• Time Styles
• Growth Rings
• The Green Between
• Slash and Burn
• Deja Vu
• Systems
• Lifewebs

• SIX: GRAVESTONES
• Attributes
• Initial Impessions
• Exotic Stones
• Patronage Areas
• Status
• Rural Cemetary Monuments

• SEVEN: EPILOGUE
• Artifactual Dynamics
• Other Spill-Stains
• After 1850
• Conclusion

• APPENDIX
• Handlist of Reversed Centers
• China Syndrome
• Handlist of Horribles Parades

• NOTES

• BIBLIOGRAPHY

• INDEX

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