Architectural Monographs: A New Beginning in Modern Times

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In 2006, nearly seventy years after the last White Pine Architectural Monograph was published, NeLMA revived the series with Volume XXVII, Issue I, ‘A Historical Perspective And A New Beginning.’ The series that started in 1915 to promote the use of Eastern White Pine was an industry favorite during the 1920s and 1930s, gaining a readership around the country, is back with a fresh perspective, covering new ground.

Each issue of the White Pine Monographs has featured diverse topics relating to the architecture and construction industry in the United States, particularly the use of wood, with a special focus on Colonial buildings. A unique author, often an architect or architectural historian, wrote each introduction, and the issues included large photographs, sketches and blueprints.

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The revival “takes a glimpse at the past while keeping a pulse on the future,” opening with ‘The King’s Broad Arrow: A treatise on early building with Eastern White Pine,’ and continuing with features on sheathing techniques and craftsmen inspired by the original White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.

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Also featured in this issue is the story of Limington Lumber, an Eastern White Pine lumber mill that has survived and thrived during the industry’s transitory phases over fifty years.

Read more at the White Pine Monograph Library.

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