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  • Little Book of Log Cabinsby William S. Wicks

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Over a century ago, when he first wrote this little guide, William Sydney Wicks (1854?1919) whimsically observed that while early man lived in nature out of necessity, modern man has taken to the woods by choice. Wicks was a highly successful architect whose imprint can still be seen throughout Buffalo, New York, in dozens of churches, hotels, libraries,... more...

  • Sears Modern Homes, 1913by Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    For thousands of Americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement." These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external... more...

  • Victorian Cottage Residencesby Andrew Jackson Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs ? including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more ? and 155 illustrations (includes floor plans). The small, inexpensive detached house received one of its earliest popularizations here. more...

  • Victorian City and Country Housesby Geo E. Woodward

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more. more...

  • Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Housesby George F. Barber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    At the turn of the twentieth century, George F. Barber ran a successful architectural firm. Today, surviving examples of Barber's signature designs are the pride of their communities. This architectural snapshot from 1901 features working floor plans and fine drawings of more than eighty of Barber's distinctive dwellings. Specializing in serving a... more...

  • American Country Houses of the Gilded Ageby A. Lewis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis. Approximately 200 illustrations. more...

  • Small Houses of the Fortiesby Harold E. Group

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Designed for the 1940s family with a "limited budget but unlimited good taste," this fascinating volume presents 56 floor plans and elevations of lovely small homes that originally cost less than $15,000 to build. Each home, bearing the honorable designation of House-of-the-Month by the era's Monthly Small House Club, Inc., was designed to give prospective... more...

  • Victorian Wooden and Brick Houses with Detailsby A. J. Bicknell & Co.

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This vintage volume offers a treasure trove of floor plans, elevations, and details of residences and public buildings. Artists, architects, and historians alike will find it an endless source of inspiration. Featured buildings include villas, cottages, and farm houses as well as churches, schools, banks, and many other structures. Eighty-one remarkably... more...

  • 124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929by National Building Publications

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    An annual publication intended as a reference work for contractors, suppliers, architects, and homeowners, the 1929 Home Builders Catalog offered a beautifully illustrated look at a variety of homes. Painstakingly reproduced from a rare edition, this volume offers old-house restorers, preservationists, and lovers of 1920s architecture an authentic... more...

  • Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Detailsby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details. Invaluable resource for restorers, preservationists, students, etc. 734 black-and-white illustrations. Preface.... more...