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Historic districts of America. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia by Ralph W. Richardson

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Published by Heritage Books in Bowie, Md .
Written in English



  • Southern States


  • Historic districts -- Southern States -- Guidebooks.,
  • Architecture -- Southern States -- Guidebooks.,
  • Southern States -- History, Local.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSouth.
Statementby Ralph W. Richardson.
LC ClassificationsF210 .R53 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2091139M
ISBN 101556130880
LC Control Number88134738

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