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General Reference and Secondary Sources

  • Anscombe, Isabelle. Arts & Crafts Style. Phaidon Press Ltd., London, 2004.
  • Hawkins, William J. III, and William F. Willingham. Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon 1850-1950. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1999.
  • Kostof, Spiro. A History of Architecture. Oxford University Press, NY. 1985.
  • Kreisman, Lawrence and Glenn Mason. The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2007.
  • McAlester, Virginia Savage. A Field Guide to American Houses. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2013.
  • McAlester, Virginia & Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990.
  • Meggs,Philip B. A History of Graphic Design. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1992.
  • Nash, George. Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes. Taunton Press, Newton, Connecticut, 2003.
  • Phillips, Steven J. Old House Dictionary. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994.
  • Reiff, Daniel D. Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.
  • Rifkind, Carole. A Field Guide to American Architecture. New American Library, New York, 1980.
  • Todd, Pamela. William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 2005.
  • Todd, Pamela. The Arts & Crafts Companion. Bulfinch, New York, 2004.

Primary Sources: Books

  • Byers, Charles Alma et al. Modern Priscilla Home Furnishing Book: A Practical Book for the Woman Who Loves Her Home. The Priscilla Publishing Company, New York. 1925.
  • Garden City Association. Ideal Homes in Garden Communities. Garden City Association of California, Los Angeles. 1916.
  • Hodgson, Fred T. The Steel Square: A Practical Treatise. Vol. 1. Published Expressly for Sears, Roebuck & Co. Frederick J. Drake & Co. Chicago. 1916.
  • Koues, Helen. How to Beautify Your Home. Good Housekeeping, New York, 1930.
  • Wallick, Ekin. The Attractive Home. The Carpenter-Morton Co. Boston, 1916.
  • Wallick, Ekin. The Small House for a Moderate Income. Hearst's International Library. New York, 1915.
  • White, Charles E. Jr. The Bungalow Book. The Macmillan Company, New York, 1923.

Primary Sources: Kit House Catalogs

Aladdin Company (Bay City, Michigan)
x--. Aladdin Homes. No. 28. 1916.
x--. Aladdin Homes "Built in a Day" Catalog No. 32. 1920.
x--. New Colonial Bungalows and New Aladdinette Homes. c. 1922.
x--. Aladdin Homes. No. 37. 1925.
x--. Aladdin Homes; Catalog No. 44. 1931.
x--. Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes No. 51. 1940.
x--. Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes (Not Pre-fabricated). 1952.
x--. Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes (Not Pre-fabricated). 1954.
Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co., Inc. (North Tonawanda, NY)
x--. Bennett Homes. Catalog No. 14. 1920.
x--. Bennett Homes. Catalog No. 21. 1922.
x--. Plan Book: Dura-Bilt Homes, Catalog No. 42. 1936.
x--. Plan Book of Bennett Homes. c 1940.
Louis Bossert & Sons, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY)
x--. Bossert Houses. 1922.
Chicago Millwork Supply Company (Chicago, IL)
x--. Plans of Modern Homes. No. 307. c. 1913.
Contractors Lumber Supply Co. (Seattle, WA)
x--. Plan Book & Catalogue. 1921.
x--. Plan Book & Catalogue. 1925.
Ready Built House Co./Fenner Manufacturing Co. (Portland, OR)
--. Ready Built Buildings. No. 15. 1915.
x--. Fenner Plan Book of Factory Cut Homes. No. 21. 1921.
Gordon Van Tine (Davenport, IA)
x--. Building Materials. Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1918.
x--. Homes. 1918.
x--. Economy Homes. 1937.
x--. Book of Homes. 1940.
Harris Brothers Co. (Chicago, IL)
x--. A Book of Plans. No. 66. 1914-15.
x--. Presto-Up Sectional Buildings. No. 310. 1918.
x--. A Plan Book of Harris Homes. No. 75. 1918.
x--. A Plan Book of Harris Homes. No. 75. 1920.
Hewitt Lea Funck Company (Seattle, WA)
--. Prize Plan Book (4th ed.) 1915.
International Mill & Timber Company (Bay City, MI)
x--. The Famous Fifty and other Favorite Homes. 1916.
x--. Selecting Your Home: Sterling Favorites Famous 15. 1919.
x--. Sterling Homes. 1928.
x--. The New Sterling Homes. 1941.
x--. Sterling Homes. 1946.
x--. Sterling Homes. 1956.
x--. Sterling Homes. 1962.
Lewis Manufacturing Co. (Bay City, MI)
x--. Lewis-Built Homes: Book A-6 of 100 Homes. 1916.
x--. Liberty Ready-Cut Homes. Liberty Homes Company. c. 1920. (Connection of Liberty to Lewis is unclear and requires more research, but by the late 20s, Liberty was the obvious survivor.)
x--. Lewis Homes: Homes of Character. 1922.
x--. New! Liberty Homes for 1934. 1934.
x--. New! Liberty Homes for 1935. 1935.
x--. New Liberty Homes. 1939.
x--. Liberty Ready Cut Homes. 1953.
x--. Liberty Ready Cut Homes. 1960.
Montgomery Ward (Chicago, IL)
x--. Wardway Homes Catalog. 1925.
x--. Wardway Homes Catalog. c. 1930 (Missing cover and publishing information)
Pacific Ready-Cut Homes (Los Angeles, CA)
x--. Pacific's Books of Homes. 1925.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., (Chicago, IL)
x--. Modern Homes. Chicago. 1916.
x--. Honor Built Modern Homes. Chicago. 1918.
x--. Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Chicago-Philadelphia. 1923.
x--. Special Supplement: Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Chicago. 1928.
x--. Brick Veneer: Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Chicago-Newark. 1929.
x--. Modern Homes. Chicago-Newark. 1936.

Primary Sources: Plan Books

  • Bailey, L. R. Distinctive Small Homes. Portland, Oregon. 1925.
  • --. Farmhouse Plans. US Department of Agriculture: Farmers' Bulletin No. 1738. Washington, DC. 1935.
  • Bilt-Well Mill Work. Homes of Comfort, No. 45. No publisher or date. c. 1935.
  • --. Attractive Homes. C. L. Bowes, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1925.
  • --. Latham's Book of Homes. (Printed without attribution, but clearly C. L. Bowes. c. 1924)
  • --. Practical Homes of Moderate Price. (Printed without attribution, but are clearly C. L. Bowes. c. 1924.)
  • --. Home Builder's Catalog. Home Builder's Catalog Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1926.
  • --. Home Builder's Catalog. Home Builder's Catalog Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1927.
  • --. Home Builder's Catalog. Home Builder's Catalog Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1928.
  • --. Home Builder's Catalog. Building Age, Chicago, Illinois, 1929.
  • --. Journal House Pattern Catalogue. Ladies Home Journal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1935.
  • --. Southern Pine Homes. Southern Pine Association, New Orleans. 1924.
  • --. Portland Homes. Universal Plan Service, Portland, Oregon. 1926.
  • --. The Radford American Homes: 100 Houses Illustrated. 1903.

Primary Sources: Pamphlets & Brochures

  • Brown, Hazel Dell. The Attractive Home: How to Plan Its Decoration. Armstrong Cork Company, Floor Division, Lancaster, PA. 1926.
  • Brown, Hazel Dell. New Ideas in Home Decoration. Armstrong Cork Company, Floor Division, Lancaster, PA. 1930.
  • --. Alabastine Company's Cut Stencils. Grand Rapids, Michigan, c. 1905.
  • --. Stencil Catalog: Cut Stencils for the Use of Practical Men. Alabastine Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. c. 1910.
  • --. For Home Lovers. National Lumber Manufacturers Association. 1929.
  • --. Making the Old Home New. Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1914.

Primary Sources: Periodicals

Bound issues
  • Garden Magazine & Home Builder. Vol. XL, September 1924 to February 1925. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York.
  • House Beautiful. December 1904 to May 1905. House Beautiful, Inc., New York.
  • House Beautiful. June 1908 to November 1908. House Beautiful, Inc., New York.
  • House Beautiful. June 1911 to May 1912. House Beautiful, Inc., New York.
  • House Beautiful. June 1912 to May 1913. House Beautiful, Inc., New York.
  • House Beautiful. June 1914 to May 1915. House Beautiful, Inc., New York.
  • Keith's Magazine on Home Building. January 1912 to June 1912. M. L. Keith, Minneapolis.
  • Keith's Magazine on Home Building. January 1924 to June 1924. M. L. Keith, Minneapolis.
Single issues (Varied)
  • American Builder.
  • The American Home.
  • Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Country Living in America.
  • The Delineator.
  • The Garden Magazine.
  • Good Housekeeping.
  • House & Garden.
  • Keith's Magazine.
  • Ladies Home Journal.

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