The following list includes some of the sources used to create this site. Other reference materials are cataloged elsewehere. If you have ANY questions, please email us.

General Sources

  • McAlester, Virginia & Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990.
  • Nash, George. Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes. Taunton Press, Newton, Connecticut, 2003.
  • Reiff, Daniel D. Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.

Primary Sources: Books

  • Ford, James and Katherine Morrow Ford. Design of Modern Interiors. Architectural Book Publishing Co. New York. 1945.
  • Ford, James and Katherine Morrow Ford. The Modern House in America. Architectural Book Publishing Co. New York. 1940.
  • Group, Harold E. Book of Small Houses. Garden City Publishing, Garden City, NY. 1946.
  • Halsey, Elizabeth T. Ladies Home Journal Book of Decoration. Curtis Publishing Co., Philadelphia and Doubleday, Garden City, 1954.

Primary Sources: Catalogs

Primary Sources: Pamphlets & Brochures

  • Brown, Hazel Dell. Album of Room Ideas. Armstrong Cork Company. 1945.
  • Brown, Hazel Dell. Ideas for Every Room. Armstrong Cork Company. 1948.
  • National Lumber Manufacturers Association. Lumber-Built Homes. 1940.
  • Sherwin-Williams Co. 1958 Home Decorator and How-to-Paint Book. 1958.
  • --. Solar Houses: An Architectural Lift in Living. Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 1947. (This was a presentation of AIA File No. 26-A-5, chosen for its emphasis on themal glass design and application in solar homes.)

Primary Sources: Periodicals

  • American Home.
  • Better Homes & Gardens.
  • House Beautiful.
  • House & Garden.
  • Ladies Home Journal.
  • Living for Modern Homemakers.
  • Saturday Evening Post.

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