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Photographs, text and drawings describing nearly 35,000 historically significant sites and structures - the largest and most important record of American architecture ever published.
Housed in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, this vast collection of images and documentation from surveys carried out by the Historic American Buildings Survey includes examples of all types of distinctive American architecture. Published in two parts, the collection contains material received by the Library of Congress to the end of 1988.
Part I to 1980 consists of 45,000 photographs and 35,000 pages of text describing 20,000 sites. Part II, 1980-1988, covers a further 13,000 sites and includes a significant number of measured architectural drawings.
Parts I and II
Also available by state.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”
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