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White pine in home-building, White Pine Bureau, Merchants National Bank Building, Saint Paul, Minnesota

EP001. (RS235316)


The use of white pine in New England houses from the colonial period is described in text and photographs. A number of the images were done by Mary Northend and the Halliday Historic Photograph Company. Floor plans for homes designed by contemporary architects are included.

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Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
Physical Description
1 pamphlet, 34 pages : illustrations ; 11 x 8 inches
11x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

White Pine Bureau (Publisher)
Other People
Northend, Mary H. (1850-1926)
Other Organizations
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.
Descriptive Terms
business (commercial function)
pine (wood)
trade associations
wood (plant material)
Material Type
Architectural photography
Saint Paul (Ramsey county, Minnesota)
Places (Buildings)
Barker House (Pembroke, Mass.)
Fairbanks House (Dedham, Mass.)
Isaac Royall House (Medford, Mass.)
Location Note
Product catalogues: Building materials: Lumber


"White Pine in Home-Building" pamphlet #

AvatarPosted by susan muir on June 28, 2016
I have an eighth edition of this pamphlet. Would you be interested in having this? Thank you for your response. Sincerely, Susan Muir

RE: "White Pine in Home-Building" pamphlet #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on July 6, 2016
Hello Ms. Muir,

Thank you for your interest and your offer of the pamphlet. We would be delighted to acquire it. Please contact us by email at archives[at] to discuss the details.

Abigail Cramer
Historic New England

"White Pine in Home-Building pamphlet #

AvatarPosted by susan muir on July 6, 2016
Hello Ms. Cramer, I have been going through items from my family, including photographs and other items that have been saved for many years. I'm not really sure why they had this pamphlet, but one of the houses inside looks similar to the house to which my grandparents retired many years ago in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. My grandparents home was a bit smaller, however. Anyway, I have no need for this pamphlet and would be glad to send it to you. I've also found college yearbooks, belonging to my parents etc. and have given them to the institutions from which they came. I am trying to preserve things for which I or my family have no use, for others who would like to have them . I have a rather selfish motive, I would rather my children not have to dispose of them later! Please le me know what you would like me to do. Thank you. All the Best, Susan

"White Pine in Home-Building pamphlet #

AvatarPosted by susan muir on July 6, 2016
Hi Ms. Cramer, I had no idea that the pamphlet might be sold!! Please advise me if selling this pamphlet will finance my retirement!?? What amount are you talking about? After hearing from you, I will give you my decision. Thank you! All the Best, Susan Muir

pamphlet #

AvatarPosted by susan muir on July 13, 2016
Ms. Cramer, Obviously, I shocked you!! I was just kidding, which cannot be detected by e-mail or by not really knowing me! I will be happy to send you the pamphlet about which we have been writing!! To what address and to whose attention should I address the pamphlet! Thank you. All the Best, Susan Muir