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Foreword County, and many old books, magazines, and newspapers. In 1895 the architectural summer school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held in Salem, impressed upon Mr. Cousins as never before the artistic and practical value of old Salem buildings, particularly the delightfully proportioned and admirably executed designs of Samuel Mclntire, that master craftsman of the third period of Colonial architecture, and thus emphasized emphatically the true importance of his ambitious project. Ten years later, having accumulated over two thousand photographic negatives, he began to show the results of his labor to leading architects in the principal cities, fully a thousand of whom soon became his clients. This immediate recognition presently became even more gratifying by reason of the growing interest manifested in Mclntire the man and his work, which culminated in a genuine demand for a book devoted to both. A mong those to whom grateful acknowledgement is due for encouragement and inspiration in its preparation are: Mr. Louis C. Newhall, of Boston; Mr. Cass Gilbert and Mr. Electus D. Litchfield, of New York; Mr.
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