Links to Pictures of Barber's Work
A fancy version of George Barber's "Cottage Souvenir" Design No. 41.This one looks the most like mine, It is beautiful, wish there was more pictures of the inside. Clarksville Ar. George Barber
The Charles S. Peach House, completed in 1890. An example of design #41 from the pattern book Cottage Souvenir #2. George F. Barber, architect.
This Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful Barber design, I would love to go stay in this one in the near future!
The M. R Ford house is another example of a flipped version of our home.
Here is a great group of pictures and information about Barber design homes.
New Home modeled after the same floor plan with an added turret which was on a lot of Barber's designs.
George F. (Franklin) Barber (1854-1915), a Midwestern carpenter, architect, and publisher, practiced architecture in Knoxville, Tennessee, from 1888 to his death in 1915 and became one of the most successful architects in the United States, largely through a mail order blueprint business driven by published architectural catalogues and a monthly magazine.
In 1890, with his publication of The Cottage Souvenir No. 2, A Repository of Artistic Cottage Architecture and Miscellaneous Designs, he achieved nationwide attention. The book contained fifty-nine designs estimated to cost $500 to $8,000 to build, along with photographs of completed houses. As with his earlier catalogue, he included price lists for the drawings and order forms to purchase sets of plans. Barber counseled his clients to negotiate slight changes to his drawings with their builders. If major alterations were needed, the firm would provide them at additional cost. The firm also offered custom design carried out through extensive correspondence.
Here is a link to a couple of Barber Homes that HGTV restored.
Knox Heritage's "George Barber Houses - A Place for America to Call Home" project was one of only 12 selected for the program this year. The projects chosen range from single-family homes adapted from a row of dilapidated structures built at the turn of the 20th century in Cleveland, Ohio, to the rebuilding of homes in the Holy Cross District of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward that collapsed during Hurricane Katrina. The recipients have been awarded grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 for the community revitalization projects.