The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Since 2000, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings. The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America’s built environment in multiformat surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century.
This on line presentation of the HABS/HAER collections includes digitized images of measured drawings, black-and-white photographs, color transparencies, photo captions, data pages including written histories, and supplemental materials. Since the National Park Service’s HABS, HAER, and HALS programs create new documentation each year, digital images will continue to be added to the online collections.
HistoricProperties.com is your source to buy or sell historic real estate –
from projects to completed renovations, residential to commercial, Federal to Eclectic.
CIRCA is a curated historic house marketplace showcasing the most beautiful old homes for sale all across the country. Go ahead: Browse. Indulge. Find your dream home.
home of the Foxfire series of books about old mountain living methods and ways.
At the headquarters there are several authentic log cabins, a barn, shops and some replica buildings built using the old methods and materials in Mountain City, Georgia.
is not necessarily about old houses… but old, quirky and everything in between, also has a section for famous tv and movie houses.
is designed for anyone who loves old houses. Houses listed are at least 50 years old.
Old-House Journal Online is the premiere resource for restoring old houses. Find products and services for homes built before 1950 and everything you’ll need for your old-house restoration projects.
got a garage? Want to fix it up? Build a new one? Redecorate? Go here and check out this site, articles and forums about nothing but every kind of garage of all sizes from around the world. One car to multi-car, old barns to gear head palaces and everything in between.
Have a two car garage? Think you don’t have enough space to work on anything? Well… after visiting the 12-Gauge Garage you will have some new thoughts on the subject.
The Log Home Builders Association is a non-profit educational association that teaches the craft of log home building to average men and women who have an interest in building their own log home. We do not work with commercial or “kit” builders, only owner-builders and others who are interested in building a “real” log home for themselves.
various web logs related to old buildings, houses and such:
The purpose of our blog is to preserve in photos the iconic roadside treasures that echo simpler times, the places and things that are quickly vanishing from America’s faded highways
Vanishing South Georgia exists primarily to bring attention to the myriad forms of vernacular architecture once common throughout the region. Many of these structures were built during the sharecropping and tenant farming eras, and as a result have long ago been abandoned.
Ghost Towns – a long list, with forums and more.