William Rhoads is writing a study of Charles S. Keefe (1876-1946), an architect with offices in Kingston, NY, and New York City. He was best known as a designer of small Colonial Revival houses and publishing THE AMERICAN HOUSE (1922) and editing a revised edition of THE GEORGIAN PERIOD (1923). Many of his drawings and some correspondence are preserved by the Friends of Historic Kingston. Leading architectural journals published his houses as well as his letters complaining about the editor's preference for modern designs. Rhoads would be grateful for information about Keefe's life and work, including unpublished or obscurely published works.
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