Abbot Cummings, Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay

Abbott Lowell Cummings, author of “The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay”

Featured image: Abbott Lowell Cummings, photo courtesy of Historic New England.

From Antiques and the Arts Weekly: Abbott Lowell Cummings, 94:

Abbott Lowell Cummings, the leading authority of Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Century (“First Period”) architecture in the American Northeast and author of The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay (Harvard University Press, 1979) died May 29 at age 94 at the Elaine Center in Hadley. An outstanding teacher at Boston University, Yale University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cummings, who mentored dozens of young scholars, asked me many years ago to memorialize his life and scholarship when the time came.

The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725

Abbott Lowell Cummings in his early years of research

Page 159 of “Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay.”

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