The Berkshires: Coach Inns to Cottages (Images of America) (Paperback)

The Berkshires: Coach Inns to Cottages (Images of America) By Carole Owens Cover Image


A beautiful vacation destination today, the Berkshires has been the chosen enclave for many influential and artistic notables since the 18th century.

Those hustling to find lodging in the Berkshires today may not know they are repeating a two-hundred fifty- year-old ritual. In the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, the Berkshires played host to some of the most fascinating characters in American literature, politics, business, and the arts. They came with the warm breezes and left when they felt the first cold snap in the autumnal air. The Berkshires: Coach Inns to Cottages is a photographic record of Berkshire dwelling places from the rough simplicity of stagecoach inns to the glittering luxury of Gilded Age cottages. Come inside the Berkshire coach inns where one might be subjected to disagreeable exposures, as Timothy Dwight noted in 1823. Come inside the Berkshire cottages where the rich and powerful were entertained according to the precepts of fashionable society. Use this volume as a guide to the many structures that have been preserved.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738536606
ISBN-10: 0738536601
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: September 8th, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America