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Antique Home Style Guide

Antique Homes Magazine presents this Illustrated Style Guide Series, posted for your reference and including 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. the guide discusses American architecture from First Period origins, all of the emergent Victorian styles and concluding with Post War architecture. We hope that you will find this informative in answering your old house style questions.

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Printed bound copies of the Antique Homes Guide to Styles may be ordered from Antique Homes, P. O. Box 305, Hardwick, MA  01037.

: Cited Resources for Antique Homes Style Guides

American House Styles

Baker, John Milnes

NewYork: W.W. Norton, 1994

American Architecture Since 1780: A Guide to Styles

Whiffen, Marcus

Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1969

A Field Guide to American Architecture

Rifkind, Carole

New York: Bonanza Books, 1980

Identifying American Architecture

Blumenson, John J.G.

Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1981

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 Houses

McAlester, Virginia and Lee

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1984

The American House

Foley, Mary Mix

New York: Harper & Row, 1980