Books and Resources on West Chester History and Historic Buildings
Carson-Gentry, Martha, and Rodebaugh, Paul. Images of America: West Chester. Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1997.
Hipple, Walter J. The Buildings of West Chester: A self-guided walk in the Downtown and South-Central Districts. Brochure published by the Chester County Historical Society and Borough of West Chester, 1998.
Ott, Ray H., Jr. National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: West Chester Downtown Historic District. Cee Jay Frederick Associates, West Chester, PA, 1984.
Schooler, Alice Kent. Livable West Chester: An Architectural Overview. West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 1985.
Cultural and Architectural History
Francaviglia, Richard V. Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996.
Lanier, Gabrielle M. and Bernard L. Herman. Everyday
Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes.
Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1997.
McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.
Stilgoe, John R. Common Landscape of America: 1580-1845. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.
Bucher, Ward, ed. Dictionary of Building Preservation. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1996.
Fisher, Charles E. and Hugh C. Miller, ed. Caring for Your Historic House: Preserving and Maintaining: Structural systems, Roofs, Masonry, Plaster, Wallpapers, Paint, Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Windows, Woodwork, Flooring, Landscape. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1998.
London, Mark. Respectful Rehabilitation: Masonry. Washington D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1988.
McKee, Harley J., FAIA. Introduction to Early American Masonry: Stone, Brick, Mortar and Plaster. Washington DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation and Columbia University, 1973.
Moss, Roger W. ed. Lighting for Historic Buildings. Washington D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1988.
New York Landmarks Conservancy. Repairing Old and Historic Windows: A Manual for Architects and Homeowners. Washington D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1992.
Preservation Briefs series. Washington, DC: Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service. (Also available on the National Park Service website.)
Historic Color References
Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings-1820-1920. Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1981.
Moss, Roger W. Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings. Washington D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1994.
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