Architectural References

Architectural books tend to discuss houses on the East and West coasts and in large cities. Developments in the Midwest, and especially small towns, like Eau Claire, are rarely studied and written about.  To overcome this shortcoming, I designed a course in 1978 on the Settlement Geography of Eau Claire in which students collected data on houses in the city.  This field data and my own research were used to modify the national information on house types.   The following references were especially useful in preparing this guide.





Eau Claire Landmarks Commission Eau Claire Landmarks Eau Claire:  City of Eau Claire    1986
Virginia and Lee McAlester A Field Guide to American Houses New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1984
Mary Mix Foley The American House New York:  Harper & Row 1980
John J.-G. Blumenson Identifying American Architecture Nashville: American Association for State and Local History 1981
John Poppelier, Allen Chambers, and Nancy Schwartz What Style Is It? Washington, D.C.:  National Trust for Historic Preservation 1983
John Maass The Victorian Home in America New York:  Hawthorne Books 1972
Richard W.E. Perrin The Architecture of Wisconsin Madison:  The State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1967
Marcus Whiffen American Architecture Since 1780: A guide to the Styles Cambridge:  MIT Press 1969
Spinokostof America By Design PBS 1988
Michael Conzen (ed.) The Making of the American Landscape Boston:  Unwin Hyman 1990
John A. Jokle, Robert W. Bastian, Douglas K. Meyer Common Houses in America's Small Towns Athens:  University of Georgia Press 1989
Allen Penney Houses of Nova Scotia Formac Publishing Company and The Nova Scotia Museum Halifax 1989
Richard Longstreth The Buildings of Main Street The Preservation Press 1987
Fayal Greene The Anatomy of a House Doubleday 1991
Richard W.E. Perrin Historic Wisconsin Buildings Milwaukee Public Museum 1962
Antony White, Bruce Robertson Architecture & Ornament Design Press 1990
Jane D'Alelio I Know That Building! The Preservation Press 1989
Alan Gowans The Comfortable House The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1986

Created by Janet Robinson on  9 June 1997.