The following excerpt was taken from the George F. Barber wikipedia page:
“George Franklin Barber (July 31, 1854 – February 17, 1915) was an American architect best known for his residential designs, which he marketed worldwide through a series of mail-order catalogs. One of the most successful domestic architects of the late Victorian period in the United States,Barber’s plans were used for houses in all 50 U.S. states, and in nations as far away as Japan and the Philippines. Over four dozen Barber houses are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and several dozen more are listed as part of historic districts.
Barber began designing houses in his native DeKalb, Illinois, in the late 1880s, before permanently moving his base to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1888. His first widely-circulated catalog, Cottage Souvenir No. 2, contained designs and floor plans for fifty-nine houses, mostly in the Queen Anne style, as well as Barber’s architectural philosophy and tips for homebuilders. Later catalogs contained more Colonial designs. By the time his catalog business ended in 1908, Barber had sold upwards of 20,000 plans.”
Wiki page detailing the life and career of George Franklin Barber.
Wiki list of George Franklin Barber designed homes with information regarding the year built, locations, and current conditions of the homes. Also includes links to photos of many of the homes where available.
I have started a pinterest board devoted to Barber homes as well if you’d like to check out more of his fabulous designs. Come take a peek at George F. Barber Masterpieces!