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86. Charles Lockwood
The Father of the Brownstone Revival died in April
, 40 years after the publication of his Bricks and Brownstones
, the essential guide for those who'd bought a rundown row house and was trying to restore it to its former glory from the boarding-house disrepair into which it'd slid. Not only that, he made the brownstone revival seem like a way to reclaim our city's lost history, like a moral imperative, illustrating how a home's details could reveal the secrets of its past, inspiring many urban idealists
to adopt those hoary signifiers of middle class affluence as their own.