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The Library of Virginia: The Virginia Historical Inventory Project

The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) has brought to the Web the Virginia Historical Inventory Project (VHI), "a collection of detailed reports, photographs, and maps, documenting the architectural, cultural, and family histories of thousands of 18th- and 19th-century buildings in communities across Virginia." The collection consists of documents created by WPA workers who were...
Manholes, traffic lights, and tobacco barns intrigue curious explorers of the built environment

Tobacco Barns: Stately Relics of a Bygone Era [Real Player] Celebrate Tobacco Barns Vernacular Architecture of the World: Great Buildings Online Covers to Discover Traffic Signal...

The Dwell website is a rich resource for vernacular design - inviting visitors to "explore modern homes through the eyes of the people who live in them." There's a Products section, but those who are not looking to purchase right away will find plenty of inspiration in the Homes section, where there are links to house tours, including apartments, off-the-grid homes, and renovations. In the Ideas...