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Antique Home Style Guide

As the many readers of Antique Homes Magazine attest, the great historical legacy of New England’s domestic architecture is being appreciated by more and more owners, buyers and tourists every year.

This Style Guide Series is posted for your reference and includes a bibliography of reliable style books.The series was written by our editor Nick Langhart, who has taught American architectural history for ten years in central New England colleges –and in New York State previously. He holds an MA in historic preservation from Cornell University.

Printed bound copies of the Antique Homes Guide to Styles may be ordered from Antique Homes, P.O. Box 1046, Douglas, MA 01516, or by calling 508-476-7271.

John Petraglia, Publisher



Architectural Styles of New England's Antique Homes



Bibliography: Cited Resources for Antique Homes Style Guides

American House Styles
Baker, John Milnes
NewYork: W.W. Norton, 1994
Identifying American Architecture
Blumenson, John J.G.
Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1981
The American House
Foley, Mary Mix
New York: Harper & Row, 1980
How Old is This House? A Skeleton Key to Dating and Identifying Three Centuries of American Houses
Howard, Hugh
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989
A Field Guide to American Houses
McAlester, Virginia and Lee
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1984
Early American Architecture: From the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period
Morrison, Hugh
New York: Oxford University Press, 1952. Dover reprint, 1988
What Style is it? A Guide to American Architecture
Poppeliers, John C.; Chambers Jr. S. Allen; Schwartz, Nancy B
Washington: PreservationPress, 1977, 1983
A Field Guide to American Architecture
Rifkind, Carole
New York: Bonanza Books, 1980
American Architecture Since 1780: A Guide to Styles
Whiffen, Marcus
Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1969