Kate Holliday's useful review of my Henry Austin: In Every Variety of Architectural Style (JSAH 69, no. 2, [June 2010], 282––83) presents me with the opportunity to mention two important errors that unfortunately occur in the book. There are a few noisome typos that will be readily apparent, but these more serious problems need to be pointed out. The stair and especially the newel post of the John P. Norton house in New Haven now appear not to be original but the products of a remodeling of the twentieth century (66, figs. 46––47). This makes the discussion of ornamental carvers on page 62 and note 79, page 209, irrelevant. Especially the newel is uncharacteristic of those in Austin's other houses of the period, and I should not have let my admiration for it impede my critical judgment. The source for...
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Research Article| September 01 2010
To the Editor
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2010) 69 (3): 467.
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To the Editor. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2010; 69 (3): 467. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2010.69.3.467a
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