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Historic buildings -- United States

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View Resource Mount Vernon

Owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association since 1858, the home and grounds at Mount Vernon were home to George Washington for over 45 years. While the site contains ample information for those planning to visit the home in person, there are several nice online features here for persons who cannot make the trip. The Mansion Tour is one such feature, as it allows visitors to the...
View Resource The Council of Independent Colleges: Historic Campus Architecture Project

Most college campuses have an "Old Main" type building, along perhaps a central quadrangle and other features that seem to be indicative of a traditional collegiate setting. In recent years, studying campuses through their architectural development has become quite popular, and this online project from the Council of Independent Colleges is a great way to learn about this field. Working with a...
View Resource Rural Information Center: Historic Preservation Resources

This useful set of historic preservation resources was compiled by the USDA's Rural Information Center. It brings together over 50 full-text "how to" information guides and manuals on general and technical aspects of historic preservation. These guides include specialty resources on historic barns, farms, bridges, schools, battlefields, landscapes, lighthouses, interiors, exteriors, preservation...

View Resource Historic American Buildings Survey

The Historic American Buildings Survey is a stellar repository of material that will delight and amaze persons with a passion for the built environment. These photos, drawings, and other items document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes....

View Resource Herbert Randall Survey of New Haven and Environs, 1880-1920

Herbert Randall was born in Massachusetts and lived in Michigan before opening his own professional photo shop in New Haven, Connecticut in 1894. He was a student of the built environment, a poet, and was also fascinated with the history of the Nutmeg State. This nice collection from the Connecticut State Library brings together 141 black and white photographs that Randall took around New Haven...

View Resource The Woman's Building

In the 1970s, the Woman's Building in Los Angeles was a pivotal locus of activity for the feminist art movement. This website brings that history to life, providing information about its history, programs, projects, and the women behind the vision. A great place to start is with the History section which details the history of this important structure from its opening in 1973. Visitors will also...