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For more information about architectural styles:

McAlester, Virginia & Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred Knoft, 1984.

Peat, Wilbur. Indiana Houses of the Nineteenth Century. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1962.

Whiffen, Marcus. American Architecture Since 1780, A Guide to the Styles. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969.

For more information about vernacular architecture:

Glassie, Henry. Vernacular Architecture. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.

Jakle, John; Robert W Bastian; & Douglas K. Meyer. Common Houses in America’s Small Towns. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Noble, Allen. Wood, Brick, and Stone, The North American Settlement Landscape. Volumes I and II, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.

For more information about American architecture and engineering:

Condit, Carl W. American Building. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Roth, Leland M. A Concise History of American Architecture. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Whiffen, Marcus and Frederick Koeper. American Architecture. Volumes I and II, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969.

For more information about kit houses or the Architect’s Small House Service Bureau:

Your Future Home, The Architect’s Small House Service Bureau of the United States. Washington, D.C.: AIA Press, 1992. (reprint of 1923 edition with introduction by Lisa D. Schrenk)

Stevenson, Katherine Cole and H. Ward Jandl. Houses by Mail, A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1986.

Schweitzer, Robert A. and Michael W.R. Davis. America’s Favorite Homes: Mail-Order Catalogues as a Guide to Popular Early 20th-Century Houses. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1990.

For more information about the historic preservation movement:

Murtagh, William J., Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America, Revised Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997.