Publication Date: August 24, 2021
A collection of three illustrated essays looking at the preservation of three historic houses—and the layered, messy process of reconstructing our past and reimagining history. An architect and artist, Annie Coggan delves into the history of three iconic American structures—the Henry Knox Memorial in Maine; Fraunces Tavern in New York City; and the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia—and the stories of the people and ideas involved in their preservation to consider the ways in which history is reshaped by future generations.
Annie Coggan is principal with Chairs and Buildings Studio and is a professor at Pratt Institute School of Design. A contributing editor to A Public Space, she lives in Brooklyn, New York and Belfast, Maine.