A collection of three illustrated essays looking at the preservation of three historic houses--and the layered, messy process of reconstructing our past and reimagining history. An architect and artist, Annie Coggan delves into the history of three iconic American structures--the Henry Knox Memorial in Maine; Fraunces Tavern in New York City; and the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia--and the stories of the people and ideas involved in their preservation to consider the ways in which history is reshaped by future generations.
About the Author
Annie Coggan is a principal with Chairs and Buildings Studio and a professor at Pratt Institute School of Design. A contributing editor to A Public Space, she lives in Brooklyn, New York; and Belfast, Maine.