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Annmarie Adams is William C. Macdonald professor and associate director at the School of Architecture, McGill University. She is author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870–1900 and Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893–1943 (Minnesota, 2008), and coauthor of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession.

Butte native Edwin Dobb is a fourth-generation descendant of Cornish tin miners and Irish copper miners. A former editor of The Sciences, Dobb writes for National Geographic, Harper's, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. Dobb is cowriter and coproducer of the feature-length documentary Butte, America. He is lecturer at the University of California–Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and is an adjunct professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Laura B. Driemeyer is an architectural historian for Preservation Company, a preservation consulting firm in Kensington, New Hampshire. She holds a PhD in American and New England studies from Boston University, where her dissertation, "Rising from the Ashes: The Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Building Culture in Charlestown, Massachusetts," examined the actions of several generations of Charlestown building craftsmen as they engaged with the socioeconomic changes in the period 1789–1873, and the urban vernacular house forms they constructed. She coauthored volume 3 of The Early Architecture and Landscapes of the Narragansett Basin.

Elaine Jackson-Retondo is a historian in the National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office. Originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, she earned her doctorate in architectural history from the University of California–Berkeley in 2001. She resides in Oakland, California.

Matthew Gordon Lasner is assistant professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He studies the history and theory of the built environment, with primary focus on urban and suburban form in the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. His current research concerns the history of condo living in metropolitan America, in particular the emergence, between the 1880s and 1970s, of owner-occupied, multifamily housing as an alternative to the single-family subdivision. He earned his PhD at Harvard in 2007.

Lillian Makeda is an architectural historian living in Gallup, New Mexico, where she researches, teaches, and writes about the cultural landscape of the Four Corners region. She was recently the recipient of a research fellowship from the State of New Mexico to study soil conservation service projects on the Navajo reservation. Her historic preservation work is currently focused on Mormon trading posts and New Deal–era Navajo schools. [End Page 110]

Sally McMurry is a professor of history at Penn State University. She is author of From Sugar Camps to Star Barns; Transforming Rural Life; and Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America. She is working on a field guide to Pennsylvania's historic barns and outbuildings.

Allen S. Miller teaches American and world history at Lancaster Country Day School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his master's degree in American history, focusing on state building and technology in the early American republic, from the University of Virginia in 2007. Previously he had worked in the software industry for more than twenty-five years.

Travis E. Nygard is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. His dissertation, "Seeds of Agribusiness: Grant Wood and the Visual Culture of Grain Farming, 1862–1957," argues that the large-scale, vertically integrated, transnational, scientifically intensive, and corporate-controlled farming of the twenty-first century came to be accepted through visual materials during an earlier era.

Pamela H. Simpson is the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, where she has taught since 1973. Her books include The Architecture of Historic Lexington (coauthored with Royster Lyle), Cheap, Quick, and Easy: Imitative Architectural Materials, 1870– 1930, and Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory (coedited with Cindy Mills). A founding member of Vernacular Architecture Forum, she has served as president, board member, and editor of the Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture journal. She is working on a book on corn palaces and butter sculpture. [End Page 111]



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