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Syracuse University Libraries

Architecture: Historic Preservation

General Online Resources

Drafting a House History

Preservation Data

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. Historic House Research Handbook
  • This short guide outlines the elements of historic house research. Short Research Guide

For Syracuse area research, consult the following:

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 BuildingsHoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010. (King + King - NA2542.36 C37 2010)

Fitch, James Marston. Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built WorldNew York: McGraw Hill, 1982. (King + King - NA105 F47)    

Stein, Carl J. Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern MovementNew York: W.W. Norton, 2010 (King + King - NA2542.36 S75 2010)