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Architecture: Historic Preservation

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.

General Online Resources

Preservation Data

Historic Record Documentation

Researching Tips

When beginning research on an old house, check out the following guides for useful tips on how to proceed: 

      Prepared by the University of Maryland Libraries staff, this guide, which focuses on how to do historic house research within Maryland, can easily be adapted to other parts of the country.
 University of Maryland Research Guide 

      This guide written for Indiana also contains useful research tips.
Historie House Research Handbook 

      This short guide outlines the elements of historic house research.
Short Research Guide


 For Syracuse area research, consult the following:

      The Onondaga Historical Association

      The Onondaga County Public Library - Local History & Genealogy Department

      Historic Properties List


Books on Preservation

Benson, Virginia O. and Richard Klein. Historic Preservation for Professionals. Kent, OH: Kent State University, 2008. (Bird 3rd Floor - E159 B42 2008)

Carroon, Jean. Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010. (ARR - NA2542.36 C37 2010)

Fitch, James Marston. Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World. New York: McGraw Hill, 1982. (ARR - NA105 F47)    

Stein, Carl J. Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement.New York: W.W. Norton, 2010 (ARR - NA2542.36 S75 2010)