Governor’s Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607–1783

An Historical, Architectural and Archaeological Survey


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About the Book

This comprehensive survey of British colonial governors’ houses and buildings used as state houses or capitols in the North American colonies begins with the founding of the Virginia Colony and ends with American independence. In addition to the 13 colonies that became the United States in 1783, the study includes three colonies in present-day Florida and Canada–East Florida, West Florida and the Province of Quebec–obtained by Great Britain after the French and Indian War.

About the Author(s)

Hoke P. Kimball has had a lifelong interest in colonial and civil War history, architecture and preservation. He was awarded the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Vitruvius Award which recognizes artistic creations and contributions in the architecture, design, and preservation fields in service to the center’s mission. Retired from the North Carolina Division of Air Quality, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bruce Henson is an associate dean at the Georgia Tech Library. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Hoke P. Kimball and Bruce Henson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 492
Bibliographic Info: 173 photos, 20 maps, glossary, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7051-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2593-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface 1
Introduction 5
1. Historic Preservation in the United States 11
2. Architecture in the American Colonies 26
3. Virginia Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1607 to 1783 36
4. Massachusetts Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1620 to 1783 107
5. New Hampshire Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1623 to 1783 132
6. Maryland Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1634 to1783 146
7. Connecticut Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1634 to 1783 186
8. Rhode Island Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1636 to 1783 198
9. North Carolina Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1663 to 1783 224
10. Delaware Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1664 to 1783 257
11. New Jersey Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1664 to 1783 267
12. New York Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1664 to 1783 282
13. South Carolina Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1670 to 1783 296
14. Pennsylvania Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1681 to 1783 336
15. Georgia Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1732 to 1783 367
16. Florida and Quebec Governor’s Houses and State Houses—1763 to 1783 379
Glossary 393
Appendix: British Governors’ Terms, 1607–1783 395
Chapter Notes 403
Bibliography 447
Index 457

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Winner, Vitruvius Award—The Atlanta Preservation Center
  • “A comprehensive reference guide…valuable information…highly recommended”—ARBA.