Ch-HouseIn this episode I talk with Carl Lounsbury an Architectural historian who has worked in the Research Department at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 1982. He and noted material culture scholar Cary Carson are the editors of a new book that has been more than thirty years in the making, The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg. In addition to discussing how this book came into being, the interview delves into what scholars can learn from old buildings and why these types of studies are important. The new book is a must for any one who works in preservation, enjoys learning about regional history and historiography and a fascinating read for anyone who lives in an old house.

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