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Multcolib Research Picks - House History: How-to Guides

Discovering the History of your House and your Neighborhood
Discovering the History of your House and your Neighborhood By Green, Betsy J. (Book - 2002 ) 728.09 G795d 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A practical guide with many creative research tips for aspiring architectural detectives.

How Old Is This House?
How Old Is This House? By Howard, Hugh (Book - 1989 ) 728.028 H849h All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This guide focuses on older houses, and shows methods for identifying building materials and construction techniques, ascertaining architectural styles, and searching for legal documents such as deeds.

Houses and Homes
Houses and Homes Exploring Their History (Book - 1987 ) 973 H842 Available in some locations

Annotation:A guide to finding clues about your house's neighborhood, structure, and the people who have lived in it; and then interpreting these clues to help you draw conclusions about your home's history.

House Histories
House Histories A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of your Home By Light, Sally (Book - 1989 ) 728.09 L723h Available in some locations

Annotation:A step-by-step guide to learning more about your home's past.

Annotation:This brief, eight-page guide (in .pdf format) from the Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability focuses on techniques for researching historic buildings and neighborhoods in Portland.

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These in-depth guides to researching the history of houses and other neighborhood buildings can help you figure out what questions you'd like to ask about the history of your building, and help you find resources to answer those questions!


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