Multcolib Research Picks - House History: How-to Guides
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.
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.
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!