The Italianate architectural style emerged in England in the early 19th century and was based on the detailing of Italian farmhouses, which featured distinctive square towers and many informal details. However, as the movement spread to the United States in the1830s, the style had developed to feature many prominent characteristics of American architecture and only featured traces of its Italian influences. Yet just the same, architects were able to have more flexibility in their designs and showcase their creativity while still being true to the original style.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester, MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.