Colonial revival in America : annotated bibliography
II. Architecture

"American Architecture. - Past."
American Architect and Building News 1 (29 July 1876): 242-244. II

Promotes the colonial as an example of something contemporary architects have overlooked -- the ability to work in a definite and well-understood style (although "[T]he style was feeble, lifeless, monotonous, and, in the hands of a man of original genius, would have been a poor tool; but, to the men who had to use it, it was salvation").

"American Colonial Architecture."
The Architect and Building News 185 (15 March 1946): 160-161.II

Brief synopsis on a photographic exhibition of 18th- and early 19th- century "Colonial style" buildings organized by the Georgian Group and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the 1940s. Summarizes the architecture of the early colonies, noting Jefferson, McIntyre, Gibbs, Chambers, and Wren's influence.

"The American Tradition."
House Beautiful 80 (July 1938): 10-17.II

Dedicated to imparting "a better understanding of American decoration," this issue features thirteen views of restored interiors in major examples from each of the original colonies, including Morven (New Jersey), Edenton (North Carolina) and Carter's Grove (Virginia), with brief historical descriptions.

Anderson-Lawrence, Jennifer.
"The Colonial Revival at Cliveden.". M.A. thesis,University of Delaware, 1991. II

Case study of the preservation of an important colonial house during the height of the Colonial Revival movement.

Andree, Herb, with Noel Young, Neil, Patricia Halloran and Wayne McCall; introduction by David Gebhard.
Santa Barbara Architecture: From Spanish Colonial to Modern, third edition.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: Capra Press, 1995. II

Refinement of 1975 edition with additional illustrations and photographs, reviewing regional distinctions in style. Informative captioning includes alterations as well as architect and construction date, and features projects by George Washington Smith, Goodhue, Craig, Underhill, Benton and others.

Andrews, Robert.
"The Changing Styles of Country Houses."
Architectural Review 2 (1904): 439.II

A polemic that contrasts "the typical American Country House" of the early 20th century as a stately, "continental" or "northern European" improvement over the "informal", "Latin" or "English", and "picturesque, romantic sort" designed during the late 1800s. Features sixteen house exteriors, mainly in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Andrews, Wayne.
"Random Reflections on the Colonial Revival."
Archives of American Art Journal 4 (April 1964): 1-4. II

Argues that the colonial revival is an architectural style that freely translates originals rather than copies historical buildings--an important point during the era of high modernism.

Bach, Richard F.
"Early American Architecture and the Allied Arts - A Bibliography."
Architectural Record 59-60, 63-64 (March-July, 1926, June-September 1928): 265-273, 328-334, 483-488, 525-532, 65-70, 577-580, 70-72 and Adv. sec. 136-140, 190-192 and Adv. sec. 142, 144. II

Bibliography of selected books and articles on colonial decorative arts and architecture published before 1928.

Bailey, Rosalie Fellows.
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses and Families in Northern New Jersey and Southern New York 1936; reprint.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1968. II

Documents the houses and lives of Dutch settlers before the Revolution.

Barrington, Lewis.
Historic Restorations of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
New York: Richard R. Smith, 1941. II

Guidebook to 243 buildings in 43 states, where preservation or restoration was in some way effected by the State and National Chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Barry, William E.
Pen Sketches of Old Houses.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1874. II

Odd assortment of 97 heliotropes, including some interiors and interior details, and despite its title, New England meeting houses, university halls, tombstones, and churches not as organized as E. Whitefield's portfolio.

Baum, Dwight James.
"Making Old Homes New: Some Recent Country-House Alterations."
Architecture 38 (December 1918): 333-341. II

Detailed explanations, plans, and photographs of Baum's 1915 restoration of the 18th-century Skillman and Delafield houses in Riverdale, New York, and the more modest Schwenke House in Bay Shore, Long Island.

Bibb, A.B.
"Old Colonial Work of Virginia and Maryland."
American Architect and Building News 25-26 (15 June, 29 June, 17 August, 14 September, 5 October 1889): 279-281, 303-305, 71-73, 123-124, 161-163. II

Describes the colonial architecture of Virginia, including Williamsburg, Jamestown, Carter's Grove, and Shirley.

Bibb, A.B.
"Old Colonial Work of Virginia and Maryland -- II."
American Architect and Building News 25 (29 June 1889): 303-305. II

Describes the colonial architecture of Williamsburg and Jamestown.

Black, William Nelson.
"Colonial Building in New Jersey."
Architectural Record 3 (January-March 1894): 245-262. II

Promotes the originality and taste of New Jersey colonial architecture, lauding the Queen Anne style for its historical tendencies.

Blackall, C.H.
"Good and Bad Colonial Architecture."
Architectural Review 6 (1899): 1-5, 15-18.II

Illustrated comparison of more than 30 Colonial residences, domestic interiors, government buildings, and university structures along the eastern seaboard, with particular attention to certain architectural features, such as staircases, archways preceding stairs, stairway soffits, newel posts, mantels, and doorways. Blackall implores contemporary builders to use such elements "sensitively" and "correctly."

Bohl, David with Joseph Garland, Paul Hollister, Jr., Nancy Curtis, Richard Nylander and Philip A. Hayden.
Beauport: the Sleeper-McCann House.
Boston: Godine, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1990. II

Three illustrated essays on Beauport, Henry Davis Sleeper's home in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Positions Beauport as an eclectic Colonial Revival production, not by its historical accuracy, but by Sleeper's zest for historical eclecticism, with descriptions about Sleeper's extensive glassware, furniture, painting, and tapestry collections. Appendices include simultaneous chronologies of Sleeper, Beauport and American decorative arts, labeled floorplans, commissions, and recommendations for additional reading.

Brown, Glenn.
"Old Colonial Work in Virginia and Maryland."
American Architect & Building News 22 (22 October 1887): 198-199.II

Three brief paragraphs alluding to the influence of Langlay, Gibbs and William Pain on colonial motifs before 1815.

Brown, R., Jr, and Robert Jackson.
"Old Colonial vs. Old English Houses."
American Architect and Building News 17 (3 January 1885): 3-4.II

Citing building techniques used in England and Scotland (specifically the old Suffolk village of Lavenham), Brown argues that cement and lime would be more durable and aesthetically pleasing choices than wood for construction in America. Jackson's essay supports Brown's claim by demonstrating how lime and cement function successfully in England's harsher climate, and advocates techniques for the practical and decorative applications of cement.

Bunting, Bainbridge.
Houses of Boston's Back Bay: An Architectural History, 1840-1917.
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967. II

Charts the topographical, social and architectural history of Boston's Back Bay area through four historical/stylistic periods: formation (1844-1857), academic design (1857-1869), individual expression (1869-1885), and formal refinement (1885-1917). The chapters are organized to reflect these categorizations. Concludes with an assessment from the perspective of city planning. Includes meticulous appendices that inventory Back Bay houses, churches, schools and public buildings, organized by street, including date constructed and architect.

Bunting, Bainbridge.
John Gaw Meem, Southwestern Architect.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. II

Chronicles Meem's career and design aesthetic as an adaptation of colonial forms from the Southwest. Covers Meem's arrival in New Mexico, his architectural philosophy, the history of his architectural career, and a selection of “Outstanding Commissions” by Meem, with an appendix that catalogs the Meem's office files.

Berke, Arnold.
Mary Colter, Architect of the Southwest.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. II

Examines Colter's work primarily for the Harvey Company, specializing in hotels, restaurants and Santa Fe Railway terminals. Positions Colter as a Colonial Revival designer drawing on the Southwest's Native American and Hispanic roots, and influenced directly by the Santa Fe's westward expansion and its related touristic development.

Blanco, Hilda.
"Style Matters: the Case of Santa Barbara."
Places 13 (2 Spring 2000) 56-63. II

Blanco charts the support for Santa Barbara's Spanish Mediterranean aesthetic as a movement by civic leaders that was spurred on, in part, by renovations after the 1925 earthquake. She views this concerted campaign as a precursor to New Urbanism, noting how the community's sense of identity, history and continuity were amplified by the city's historicist approach to building codes and city planning.

The Book of a Hundred Houses: A Collection of Pictures, Plans and Suggestions for Householders.
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1902. II

Fifty-five short illustrated essays on houses across America (and some in England and Scotland), most of which have a colonial flavor.

Boulton, Alexander O.
"The House of Many Layers."
American Heritage 43 (May/June 1992): 82-89. II

Discusses the early twentieth century remodeling of Carter's Grove in the context of the Colonial Revival movement.

Boulton, Alexander O.
"The Tropical Twenties."
American Heritage 41 (May/June 1990): 88-95. II

A brief review of the Mediterranean Revival work of Addison Mizner in Florida.

Braden, Susan R.
"Florida Resort Architecture: The Hotels of Henry Plant and Henry Flagler.". Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University, 1987. II

Examines Florida resort hotels from the 1880s to the 1920s, from grand Mediterranean Revival buildings to smaller, clapboard-covered Colonial Revival structures.

Bragdon, Claude F.
"Colonial Work in the Genesee Valley."
American Architect and Building News 43 (24 March 1894): 141-142. II

Brief review of colonial architecture in the Genesee Valley area of New York; concludes that the work is more Southern in character than New England.

Brownell, Charles E., Calder Loth, William M.S. Rasmussen, and Richard Guy Wilson.
The Making of Virginia Architecture.
Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1992. II

Companion volume to an exhibition on Virginia architecture, demonstrating the variety of colonial and Colonial Revival architecture in the Old Dominion. Richard Guy Wilson's "Building on the Foundations: The Historic Present in Virginia Architecture, 1870-1990," specifically addresses the continuing presence of colonial architecture.

Bunting, Bainbridge.
John Gaw Meem, Southwestern Architect.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. II

Monograph on the career of John Gaw Meem (1894-1984), who specialized in Spanish Colonial and "Territorial Revival" architecture.

Byers, Charles Alma.
"The "Colonial Bungalow:" A New and Charming Variation in Home Architecture."
The Craftsman 28 (July 1915): 409-414. II

Describes a West Coast variation of New England-style colonial revival, in the form of the Gray house (Los Angeles) by architect Harold Bowles. Bowles combines a basic California Bungalow with the shingled roof and weather-board siding of the "Colonial cottage," to create an "extremely dignified Colonial appearance."

Cervin, O.Z.
"The So-Called Colonial Architecture of the United States."
American Architect and Building News 48 (18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 29 June 1895): 63-64, 75-77, 87-88, 97-99, 115-118, 130-131. II

Early survey of colonial architecture, covering the domestic, religious and public architecture of the thirteen colonies. Praises the work for being "dignified . . . pure, simple, homelike and peerless," and promotes the revival of such architecture.

Chamberlain, Samuel.
"Colonial Williamsburg."
Pencil Points 20 (September 1939): 589-594.II

Early etchings for a 1939 AIA Convention and International Congress record details for Williamsburg's Governor's Palace, Apothecary Shop, Raleigh Tavern, Public Gaol, House of Burgesses, and Bruton Parish Church that may have changed during the restoration process.

Chamberlain, Samuel.
Open House in New England.
Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1937. II

A guidebook containing descriptions and photographs of colonial-era New England houses open to the public.

Chandler, Joseph Everett.
The Colonial Architecture of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Boston: Bates, Kimball & Guild, 1892. II

Fifty photographs of the interiors and exteriors of colonial and early nineteenth century buildings.

Chandler, Joseph Everett.
The Colonial House.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916. II

A history of colonial houses designed for history buffs and contemporary builders "who wish to avoid in their possible building operations, certain short-comings recognizable in much of the supposedly-in-the-old-vein modern work;" includes chapters on restorations, "What not to Do," Modern Colonial examples, and colonial gardens.

Chase, David.
"George Champlin Mason, Sr.," and "George Champlin Mason, Jr.,"
in William H. Jordy and Christopher P. Monkhouse.
Buildings on Paper: Rhode Island Architectural Drawings, 1823-1945 .
Providence: Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, 1982. II

As architects and active amateur historians in Newport, the Masons' enthusiasm for the region's Colonial roots directly affected Newport's 19th-century transformation into a world-class resort town. Mason Sr.'s articles in the Providence Journal and New York Evening Post, and his book, Newport and Its Cottages (1870s), as well as Mason Jr.'s restorations and published analyses considerably influenced the adaptation of Colonial style in contemporary aesthetics and home decoration. This biographical review credits Mason Jr.'s Frederick Sheldon house as one of the first Colonial Revival houses.

Chase, David.
"Notes on the Colonial Revival in Newport: Escaping the "Vandalism of Civilization."
Newport History 55 (Spring 1982): 38-62. II

Tells the story of six colonial buildings in Newport, Rhode Island (Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Colony House, Brick Market, Sabbatarian Meeting House, and Redwood Library) and their preservation and use in the nineteenth century.

Christen, Barbara and S. Flanders, eds.
Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain. .
New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.II

Nineteen historians, architects, curators, and legal mediators for preservation recount Gilbert's lasting architectural influence on American civic architecture and urban planning. Robert Stern's Introduction credits Gilbert's commitment to the City Beautiful movement as an exemplar for the improvement of social and cultural life through architecture; others consider equally specific aspects of Gilbert's formation, public rapport, and use of monumentality.

Clark, Clifford Edward, Jr.
The American Family Home, 1800-1960.
Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. II

Examines the colonial revival and many other stylistic developments in relation to the social history of the American family.

"Colonial Architecture in the West."
Architectural Record 20 (October 1906): 341-346.

A brief study of the Charles Jeffrey house by Pond & Pond, an example of the adaptation of colonial styles in the 'West' (Kenosha, WI).

"Colonial Houses and their Uses to Art."
American Architect and Building News 3 (12 January 1878): 12-13. II

This article argues that colonial buildings should serve as models for American architects, just as British architects have turned to their own past to create a Georgian revival. Also reviews Arthur Little's Early New England Interiors.

Cook, Clarence.
"Architecture in America."
North American Review 135 (September 1882): 243-252. II

Criticizes the "blunders" of contemporary architects, suggesting that they turn to colonial architecture for models of proportion, picturesqueness and comfort.

Corner, James M., and E.E. Soderholtz.
Examples of Domestic Colonial Architecture in Maryland and Virginia.
Boston: Boston Architectural Club, 1892. II

A follow-up to their New England book, in the same format: photographs of the exteriors and details of 18th- and early 19th-century houses.

Corner, James M., and E.E. Soderholtz.
Examples of Domestic Colonial Architecture in New England.
Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1891. II

Photographs of New England colonial houses designed to provide reference material for architects.

Corse, Murray P.
"Puritan Architecture."
Architecture 45 (January 1922): 1-5, 43-46. II

Interesting in its focus on the merits of 17th-century (pre-Georgian) architecture. Promotes the style as particularly adapted to the contemporary shortages of labor and materials.

"Country Houses Designed by Aymar Embury Which Express the Modern American Spirit in Home Architecture."
The Craftsman 17 (November 1909): 164-172. II

Presents four houses in "the Dutch style" by Aymar Embury, a revivalist architect who published prolifically in the early twentieth century on colonial architecture and its modern usage.

Cousins, Frank.
Colonial Architecture. Series I - Fifty Salem Doorways.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912. II

A collection of photographs of doorways from fifty colonial houses in Salem, Massachusetts.

Crye, Lisa.
"Colonial Revival With A Spanish Accent."
The Arlington Historical Magazine 11 (October 1999): 7-13.II

A brief survey of the time when "haciendas were all the rage" in Arlington, Virginia, thanks in part to Frank Lyon, the Monitor newspaper owner. Lyon's western travels inspired him to build Lyonhurst (now, Missionhurst) in the Spanish eclectic style, during the 1920s.

David, A.C.
"A Modern Instance of Colonial Architecture."
Architectural Record 17 (April 1905): 305-314. II

An article on the Arnold house (Albany, NY) by McKim, Mead & White. The author describes the best qualities of the colonial house as "instinct with that spirit of moderation, refinement and good form;" all of these appear in the Arnold house, which remains original and distinct rather than a copy of a historic building.

Davis, Deering.
Annapolis Houses 1700-1775.
New York: Bonanza Books, 1947. II

A photographic survey of the interiors and exteriors of colonial houses in Annapolis.

Desmond, Harry W., and Herbert Croly.
Stately Homes in America from Colonial Times to the Present Day.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1903. II

A chapter on "The Colonial Residence" outlines the history, advantages and limitations of the high colonial style. Advocates the colonial style only for the "modest and inexpensive dwelling" for "quiet people of good taste, and without much originality."

Dixon, Thomas W., Jr.
"The C& O's Colonial Revival Stations
Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine 19 (January and February 1987): 4-11; 3-10. II

Descriptive explanation of the Chesapeake and Ohio line's campaign to renovate and streamline terminals in Kentucky (Maysville, Pikeville, Paintsville) and West Virginia (White Sulphur Springs) between 1913 and the late 1950s. Includes elevations, plans, and photographs.

Dow, Joy Wheeler.
American Renaissance.
New York: William T. Comstock, 1904. II

In a review of domestic architecture, Dow, an enthusiastic promoter of the colonial revival, disagrees with other commentators over its main attractions: rather than "symmetry, restfulness and good proportion," Dow claims that the "secret" of the colonial revival is its link with the historical past.

Dow, Joy Wheeler.
"Colonial Houses of the Earliest Type."
The American Architect 113 (29 May 1918): 701-706. II

A description by the architect of his neo-"Jacobean-Colonial" house "Keepsake" in Marquette, Michigan.

Dow, Joy Wheeler.
"The Dramatic Note: Concerning a Fourth and a Fifth Dimension in Architecture."
The American Architect 114 (9 October 1918): 417-423. II

Dow uses colonial houses as examples of his fourth and fifth dimensions in architecture, which involve the character and history of a building; he believes the increasing popularity of colonial houses is due to these characteristics.

Drake, Samuel Adams.
Our Colonial Homes.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1894. II

A collection of histories of twenty famous New England buildings from the colonial period, such as the Hancock mansion, Revere house, Adams mansion and Old Ship Meeting House; argues for the preservation of such "bricks belonging to the American foundation."

Dunbar, Jean.
"One House at a Time [Candace Wheeler]."
Preservation 50 (5 Sept.-Oct. 1998): 60-67. II

Illustrates Wheeler's innovative role in Colonial Revival style interior design and architecture, chronicling major textile and interior designs for Louis Comfort Tiffany, Associated Artists, the White House and the Woman's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Explores Wheeler's “pioneering" advocacy as a businesswoman who supported women's rights to work, and her artistic and social reform work at an artistic community in New York, designed in the Colonial Revival style.

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson.
The Architecture of Colonial America.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1915. II

A general history and analysis of colonial architecture for the architect and layman, focusing on styles but attempting to make connections with the societies that produced the buildings.

Eberlein, Harold D.
"Examples of the Work of Mellor & Meigs."
Architectural Record 39 (March 1916): 213-246. II

A portfolio of colonial-influenced country house designs by a leading Philadelphia firm.

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson.
"Three Types of Georgian Architecture: The Evolution of a Style in Philadelphia."
Architectural Record 34, 37 (July 1913, February 1915): 56-76, 159-176. II

Distinguishes between colonial (local adaptations of inherited traditions) and Georgian (an expression of Renaissance classicism interpreted by the English) architecture, then identifies three distinct forms of Georgian in the colonial-era houses around Philadelphia.

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson, and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard.
American Georgian Architecture.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1952. II

A stylistic history of American colonial architecture.

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson, and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard.
Colonial Interiors: Federal and Greek Revival. Vol. 3rd series.
New York: Bonanza Books, 1937. II

Third series of studies of Early American interiors; focuses on Middle-Atlantic states and examples from the "earlier and later Georgian modes" as well as the "Regency or Federal manner."

Edgell, G.H.
The American Architecture of To-Day.
New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. II

A book on late-Twenties architecture in America that includes an insightful analysis of contemporary colonial revival domestic work.

The Editorial Committee and the Publication Committee of The Great Georgian Houses of America for the benefit of the Architects' Emergency.
Great Georgian Houses of America.Vol. I of II.
New York: The Kalkhoff Press, Inc., 1933. II

A collection of drawings, with a few photographs, of colonial-era houses done by architects in the 1930s as part of the Architects' Emergency Committee.

The Editorial Committee and the Publication Committee of The Great Georgian Houses of America for the benefit of the Architects' Emergency.
Great Georgian Houses of America. Vol. II of II.
New York: The Scribner Press, 1937. II

Second volume of a collection of drawings, with a few photographs, of colonial-era houses done by architects in the 1930s as part of the Architects' Emergency Committee.

Eggers, O.R.
Sketches of Early American Architecture.
New York: The American Architect, 1922. II

Pencil sketches of a variety of early American buildings.

Embury, Aymar II.
American Country Houses of Today.
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1912. II

Although Embury does not create a separate category for Colonial Revival houses, but groups his examples by architectural firms (from Albro to Zantzinger), his 1912 pictorial review is intended to demonstrate why "the general average of recent design is distinctly high." Features Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson; Carrére and Hastings; Albert Kahn, and other design projects as far west as Cleveland and Chicago, creating a distinct historical impression of a moment in time.

Embury, Aymar, II.
The Dutch Colonial House.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1919. II

Unique for its emphasis on non-English colonial, the subtitle says it all: "Its Origin, Design, Modern Plan and Construction, Illustrated with Photographs of Old Examples and American Adaptations of the Style."

Embury, Aymar II.
Early American Churches.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914.II

Another survey by the so-called "tourist/architect", influenced by Schuyler and The Georgian Period, which reveals Embury's respect for Bulfinch and Benjamin's "true architectural feeling for proportion and detail."

Embury, Aymar, II.
The Livable House.
New York: Moffat Yard and Company, 1917. II

Embury was the foremost promoter of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture. This book, designed for potential homeowners of "moderate income," presents a variety of colonial-inspired designs by various architects.

Embury, Aymar, II.
"Modern Adaptations of Dutch Colonial."
The International Studio 35 (August 1908): XLIX-LII. II

A brief argument for the suitability of Dutch Colonial for the modern house; includes photographs of four houses by various architects.

Embury, Aymar II.
"Old New Orleans."
Architectural Record 30 (July 1911): 85-98. II

Provides detailed descriptions of the city's specific districts and buildings, noting their relationship to French precedents in contrast to the English patterns that shaped colonial architecture in other parts of the country.

Embury, Aymar II.
One Hundred Country Houses.
New York: The Century Co., 1909.II

Embury's introduction, "The New American Architecture", offers a period-specific rhapsody about "a land... unhampered by the monuments of a dead past." Features Dutch, New England, and Southern Colonial house exteriors from Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as Spanish Mission and 'Japanesque' styles.

Embury, Aymar II.
"Pennsylvania Farmhouses."
Architectural Record 30 (November 1911) : 475-485.II

Documents eleven Colonial-era Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouses, noting which Colonial features these post-Colonial structures adopt, and unique construction and ornamentation methods. Encourages borrowing, but disparages the stereotyped Colonial stylisms that too often defined early 20th-century buildings.

Embury, Aymar II.
"Three Old Dutch Roads and the Houses along Them."
Country Life in America 16 (October 1909): 592.II

Illustrates exterior views of twelve Old Dutch houses, large and small, along colonial-era routes in New Jersey (the Paramus, Nyack and Teaneck roads), originally built between 1746 and 1826.

Etting, Frank M.
An Historical Account of the Old State House of Pennsylvania.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1876. II

Chiefly useful for its contemporary commentary on Independence Hall at the time of the Philadelphia Centennial, as well as late 19th century photographs of museum exhibits and furnishings, engravings of Philadelphia, and a photographic record of the original frame for the Liberty Bell.

Fallon, John T.
"Stairways in Houses of Modest Cost. II. The Colonial Type of Stairway."
Brickbuilder 24 (July 1915): 159-163. II

Discusses the history and continued use of the colonial stairway, "one of the most important influences in American interior architecture," which is "eminently suitable to our modern life."

Flahery, Carolyn.
"The Colonial Revival House."
The Old-House Journal 6 (January 1978): 1, 9-11. II

A short article from a restoration magazine on the history and characteristics of colonial revival houses.

Floyd, Margaret Henderson.
Architecture After Richardson:Regionalism before Modernism... Longfellow, Alden and Harlow in Boston and Pittsburgh.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994.II

Throughly documents the 'linear post-Richardson style" of M.I.T.-educated and Richardson-trained architects, Longfellow, Alden and Harlow. In particular, 27 iconic Cambridge-area house commissions by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's nephew, Alexander, are described as "among the earliest to use specific colonial buildings as precise models." Precursors, interaction with other firms, and affiliated commissions between 1910 and 1960 are also featured.

Floyd, Margaret Henderson.
"Measured Drawings of the Hancock House by John Hubbard Sturgis: A Legacy to the Colonial Revival." In
Architecture in Colonial Massachusetts: A Conference Held by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, September 19 and 20, 1974. Boston: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1979. II

An examination of the role of the John Hancock House in the early preservation and colonial revival movements.

Floyd, Margaret Henderson.
"Redesign of 'The Grange' by John Hubbard Sturgis, 1862-1866."
Old-Time New England 71 (1981): 47-67.II

Sturgis' 1862 redesign of a Ogden Codman's Federal-period home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, "The Grange", represents one of his most important and largest commissions. Several well-photographed interior views of this and related Sturgis projects imply how Sturgis' choices preceded the revival movement occasioned by the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876.

Forman, Henry Chandlee.
"The Beginning of American Architecture."
College Art Journal 6 (Winter, 1946): 125-132.II

Useful in this forum as an example of scholarship that considered early American architecture as a directly 'medieval' expression.

French, Leigh, Jr.
Colonial Interiors: Photographs and Measured Drawings of the Colonial and Early Federal Periods.1st series.
New York: William Helburn, Inc., 1923. II

A survey of the interior architecture of New England colonial houses, using photographs and measured drawings.

Gardner, G.C.
"Colonial Architecture of Western Massachusetts."
American Architect and Building News 45 (15 September 1894): 99-100. II

Briefly reviews some colonial-era architecture in small Massachusetts towns.

Garrett, Wendell.
American Colonial: Puritan Simplicity to Georgian Grace.
New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995. II

A generalized survey of colonial architecture and design that attempts to place the buildings in a historical context; contains many photographs of present-day renovations and reconstructions.

Gebhard, David.
"The American Colonial Revival in the 1930s."
Winterthur Portfolio 22 (Summer-Autumn 1987) : 109-148. II

An insightful analysis of colonial revival architecture in the 1930s that attempts to determine the reasons for its popularity.

Gebhard, David and Harriette Von Breton
. Los Angeles in the Thirties, 1931-1941.
Los Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1989. II

Overview of the architectural context in Los Angeles, including the role of Spanish Colonial revival styles. From the "California Architecture and Architects" series, with bibliographical references and index.

Gebhard, David.
"Royal Barry Wills and the American Colonial Revival."
Winterthur Portfolio 27 (Spring 1992): 45-74. II

Looks at the work of one of the most successful colonial revival architects of the Twenties and Thirties, now a forgotten figure in American architecture.

Gebhard, David.
"The Spanish Colonial Revival in Southern California (1895-1930)."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 26 (May 1967): 131-147. II

Gebhard analyzes the Colonial Revival architecture of Southern California, dividing it into two phases: the Mission Revival (1880s-1910s) and the Hispanic Revival (1910s-1930s). He also argues for the Colonial Revival's role in inspiring early twentieth century avant-garde movements in the region.

Gebhard, David.
Santa Barbara: The Creation of a New Spain in America.
Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, 1982. II

Exhibit catalog of plans, elevations, sketches and designs proposed, but usually not built, between 1896 to 1982. Gebhard's introduction offers a thorough account of how the Spanish Colonial Revival took root in Santa Barbara.

"Georgian Architecture in America."
The Architect's Journal 103 (4 April 4 1946): 267-270.II

A largely pictorial review of the 1946 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit on Georgian architecture, featuring limited exterior views of the Headmaster's House at Phillips-Exeter Academy, the Porter House (Hadley, Massachusetts), Mount Vernon, the Elisha Morgan House (Cortland, New York), the University of Virginia Rotunda, and the Pirate and John Mead Howells houses (Charleston).

"The Georgian House."
The American Architect 117 (7 January 1920): 5-6. II

Promotes the Georgian style as patriotic, specifically referencing the Robinson house (Long Island, NY) by John Russell Pope, an architect known more for his classical work.

"The Georgian Period."
Architectural Record 54 (August 1923): 197.II

An unattributed book review in the "Notes and Comments" sections credits the new edition of the 1898 original for its "vast store of accurate information... it is safe to say that no book of its character... has been nearly so exhaustive in scope, has exercised a more profound, more enduring, or a more wholesome influence". Effusely praises the reissue of this six-volume folio set as a pioneer effort in awakening a consciousness about America Colonial and Georgian architecture.

"A Georgian Revival."
Architectural Record (September 1913): 230 .II

An unattributed and positive editorial in "Notes and Comments" observing that Boston newspapers were "urging local architects to devote themselves with ever greater unanimity to this one style".

Gibson, Louis H.
Beautiful Houses: A Study in House-building.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1895. II

A primer on domestic architecture in France, England, Switzerland, and America, including a chapter on Old Colonial Architecture, "the best known example of an architectural expression of the character of a people." While the chapter focuses on temple-fronted houses, later examples in chapters on house plans and details show variations of colonial adaptations.

Gibson, Louis H.
"True Architecture."
The American Architect and Building News 89 (31 March 1906): 111-114. II

In the context of a speech about what architecture should be, the author praises colonial architecture but chastises colonial revival work for its lack of character.

Glenn, Thomas Allen.
Some Colonial Mansions and Those Who Lived in Them.
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Company, 1897. II

The story of fourteen colonial mansions (Westover, Morven, Cedar Grove, Bohemia Manor, the Van Rensselaer mansion, Rosewell, Shirley, Carter's Grove, Clermont, Doughoregan Manor, Graeme Park, Brandon, Berkeley and Tuckahoe) and the powerful families that owned them. An interesting early attempt to combine architectural and social history.

Goforth, W. Davenport, and William J. McAuley.
Old Colonial Architectural Details in and around Philadelphia.
New York: W. M. Helburn, 1890. II

Fifty plates of drawings of details (column capitals, balustrades, stairways, etc.) from colonial buildings in the Philadelphia area.

Goodnow, Ruby Ross, and Rayne Adams.
The Honest House.
New York: The Century Co., 1914. II

A guide for the potential small house builder that promotes colonial-inspired interiors and exteriors.

Greenberg, Allan C.
Allan Greenberg: Selected Works.
, Vol. 39, Architectural Monographs. London: Academy Editions, 1995. II

A monograph on the work of one of the most rigorous colonial revivalists of the late twentieth century. Contains short essays by Greenberg and Carroll William Westfall.

Greene, Virginia A.
The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc. , 1998. II

Examines the work of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926), the designer of many Georgian Revival houses in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Hamlin, Talbot.
The American Spirit in Architecture.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1926.II

Encyclopedic format devotes separate chapters to Later Colonial style in the New England, the Central Colonies, and the South, with separate chapters on "Architecture in the North: 'Late Colonial'" the Spanish Renaissance, and "Memorials, Monuments and Expositions". Captions and photographs also include details, such as so-called 17th-century wall painting, paneled walls, many interiors, mantels, and doorways. A Liberty Bell edition from "The Pageant of America: A Pictorial History of the United States" series.

Hamlin, Talbot F.
"Americana: Spirit of Early Buildings Transcends Periods."
Pencil Points 19 (October 1938): 655-662. II

An attempt to determine the American spirit in architecture, in order to made a correct assessment of contemporary work; in doing so, Hamlin praises the colonial originals but criticizes Colonial Revival for its lack of spirit.

Hammond, John Martin.
Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1914.II

Sixty-five illustrations of "colonial survivals" intended to portray revival motifs. Concentrates on Annapolis, Maryland and New Castle, Pennsylvania houses, family ownership, genealogical connections that influenced architectural style, some mention of expense, and a few interesting interior details.

Handlin, David P.
The American Home: Architecture and Society, 1815-1915.
Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1979. II

This book provides an extensive social and cultural history of American home life during the period when the Colonial Revival arose and became popular. While not addressing style, it touches on many issues that affected domestic life and architecture during the period.

Hardwicke, Mary Greer.
"Town Houses and the Culture of Recall: Public Buildings and Civic Values and the Architectural Firm of Kilham, Hopkins & Greeley, 1900-1930.". Ph.D. dissertation,Boston College, 1987. II

Examines the many city halls and municipal buildings in New England designed by Kilham, Hopkins & Greeley, most of which were in a colonial style. Hardwicke relates the Colonial Revival to a "culture of recall" developed by middle and upper classes as a response to a perceived moral crisis in American society.

Hartman, George E.
Hartman-Cox: Selected and Current Works.
Mulgrave, Australia: The Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd. , 1994. II

A collection of late-twentieth century classical and colonial-inspired work across America by the architectural firm of Hartman-Cox. With an introduction by Richard Guy Wilson.

Heilbrun, M., ed.
Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert. .
New York: Columbia University Press/New York Historical Society, 2000. II

Based on the New York Historical Society's Gilbert collection and subsequent exhibition. Includes biographical timeline, significant commissions, and essays by separate contributors on Gilbert's practice, the use of drawings in his office, specific projects, Gilbert's responses to historic open space, and his New York skyscrapers.

Herbert, William.
Houses for Town or Country.
New York: Duffield & Co. , 1907. II

A survey of American town and country homes; promotes colonial adaptations along with a number of other styles.

Hewitt, Mark Alan.
The Architect & the American Country House, 1890-1940.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990. II

In this survey of American country houses, Colonial and Hispanic Revivals are briefly discussed and illustrated.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell.
American Architectural Books. New Expanded Edition.
New York: Da Capo Press, 1976. II

A list of books, portfolios, and pamphlets on architecture and related subjects published in America before 1895.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell.
"American Colonial Architecture."
The Architectural Review 99 (May 1946): 151-152.II

A relatively harsh review of the “American Colonial Architecture”exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hitchock criticizes the exhibition for omitting architectural examples from the true Colonial period, suggesting that the exhibit should have been more accurately titled “Georgian Architecture". He concludes that the poor quality of photography and inaccurate captions were “unprofessional” and likely to engender disinterest in early American architecture.

Holdon, Wheaton A.
"The Peabody Touch: Peabody and Stearns of Boston, 1870-1917."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 32 (May 1973): 114-131. II

The architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns was a major Boston presence, and Robert S. Peabody was an early promoter of the modernized Colonial Revival.

Holman, E.E.
"Colonial Style in Bungalows."
The International Studio 35 (July 1908): XXII. II

An architect explains his merger of the colonial and bungalow styles for a house in Corscana, Texas.

Howe, Lois L., and Constance Fuller.
Details From Old New England Houses.
New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co. , 1913. II

Measured drawings of the details of Early American houses in New England by two female architects.

Howells, John Mead.
The Architectural Heritage of the Piscataqua: Houses and Gardens of the Portsmouth District of Maine and New Hampshire.
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, Inc. , 1937. II

An architectural history of the Piscataqua region with over three-hundred photographs and measured drawings of 17th- and 18th-century buildings, by a prominent architect of the 1930s; also includes a detailed historical introduction by William Lawrence Bottomley, one of the leading Colonial Revival architects of the twentieth century.

Howells, John Mead.
Lost Examples of Colonial Architecture.
New York: William Helburn, Inc., 1931. II

A collection of photographs from altered or destroyed colonial-era public and private buildings.

Humelsine, Carlisle H.
"Fifty years of Colonial Williamsburg."
Antiques 110 (December 1976): 1267-1291. II

Briefly recounts the history of the Williamsburg reconstruction with many historical and contemporary photographs.

Isham, Norman M., and Albert F. Brown.
Early Connecticut Houses: An Historical and Architectural Study.
Providence: The Preston and Rounds Company, 1900. II

An historical book based on extensive fieldwork; designed to further interest in colonial architecture.

Isham, Norman M. and Albert F. Brown.
Early Rhode Island Houses.
Providence: Preston & Rounds, 1895.II

One the earliest examples of a thorough, 'scientific' and scholarly approach in colonial architecture studies, featuring measured plans, sections, and elevations augmented by inventories and field research.

Ivers, Louise.
"Cecil Schilling, Long Beach Architect."
Southern California Quarterly 79 (Summer 1997): 171-204.II

As architect, president of the Long Beach Architecture Club in the 1930s, and Arthur B. Benton's nephew, Schilling (1890-1940) introduced Spanish Renaissance and other 'avant-garde' styles to Long Beach ahead of his time, according to Ivers. Although many buildings were lost to urban renewals in the 1970s, the author's illustrations helpfully compare many of Schilling's solutions to architectural designs from Parisian surveys in his personal library.

"An Architectural Masquerade."
American Architect and Building News 12 (9 September 1882): 120-121. II

Criticizes American colonial architecture by implying that it is unfit for emulation and revival.

"A Few More Words About Queen Anne."
American Architect and Building News 2 (6 October 1877): 320-322. II

A British writer seconds Robert S. Peabody's call (in the same journal six months earlier) for closer attention to American colonial as the basis for a national style.

Jackson, Joseph.
American Colonial Architecture: Its Origin and Development.
Philadelphia: David McKay Co. , 1924. II

Examines the architecture of the colonial era, focusing on regions rather than styles; unique in its inclusion of French colonial architecture in Canada and New Orleans.

Kaynor, Fay Campbell.
"Thomas Tileston Waterman: Student of American Colonial Architecture."
Winterthur Portfolio 20 (Summer-Autumn 1985): 103-147. II

Waterman was one of the foremost historians of colonial architecture in the early twentieth century and a leading figure in the early preservation movement.

Kelly, J. Frederick.
The Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticut.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924. II

A history of Connecticut colonial houses, based on extensive measuring and drawing of existing buildings.

Kendell, Douglas.
"Wallace Nutting at Wethersfield: The Colonial Revival and the Joseph Webb House."
Connecticut Antiquarian 40 (1989): 7-19. II

The former director of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides a concise biographical review of Nutting, and his purportedly unsuccessful stint as curator of the Webb House between 1916 and 1918. Includes many of Nutting's romanticized interior photographs, illustrating his unique design aesthetic.

Kennedy, Roger G.
Mission: The History and Architecture of the Missions of North America.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. II

A general survey of Spanish colonial mission architecture with wonderful photographs.

Kimball, Fiske.
Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies and of the Early Republic.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. II

One of the first scholarly treatments of the domestic architecture of the colonial period by a pioneer American architectural historian.

Kingman, Ralph Clarke.
New England Georgian Architecture.
New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1913. II

Fifty-five measured drawings of details from New England 17th- and 18th-century buildings.

Kingsley, Karen.
"Designing for Women: The Architecture of Newcomb College."
Louisiana History 35 (Spring 1994): 183-200. II

A discussion of James Gamble Rogers' "Southern Colonial" design for Newcomb College (1911-17), focusing on the desire of the girls college to distinguish itself from the "masculine" architecture of nearby Tulane University.

Lamb, Martha J., ed.
The Homes of America.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879. II

A history of some famous American houses. Includes a section on the Colonial period, in which the author claims colonial architecture was merely a practical adaptation to environmental and social conditions that did not reflect any "peculiar moral, religious, social or intellectual idea."

Lee, W. Duncan.
"The Renascence of Carter's Grove."
Architecture 67 (April 1933): 185-195. II

The story of the twentieth century restoration of the Carter's Grove mansion told by the architect in charge.

Little, Arthur.
Early New England Interiors.
Boston: A. Williams and Co., 1878. II

A collection of sketches of details and views from the interiors of New England colonial-era homes.

Lounsbury, Carl R.
"Beaux-Arts Ideals and Colonial Reality: The Reconstruction of Williamsburg's Capitol, 1928-1934."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 49 (December 1990): 373-389. II

An examination of how Beaux-Arts design principles influenced the architects who reconstructed the Virginia Capitol, resulting in a conflict between classical ideals and historical reality that shaped design decisions in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

Maas, John.
"Architecture and Americanism or Pastiches of Independence Hall."
Historic Preservation 22 (April-June 1970): 17-25. II

The author documents American buildings across the country which are patterned after (or replicas of) Independence Hall.

Maas, John.
The Victorian Home in America.
New York: Hawthorn Books Inc., 1972. II

A study of American domestic architecture in the Victorian era that looks briefly at the colonial revival, the Shingle and Queen Anne styles, but makes no connections among them.

Magruder, Charles.
"The White Pine Monograph Series."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 22 (March 1963): 39-41. II

The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, published by the White Pine Bureau from 1915 to 1940, were an important source of photographs and measured drawings for twentieth-century Colonial Revival architects.

Mason, George C., Jr.
"Colonial Architecture I."
American Architect and Building News 10 (13 August, 20 August 1881): 71-74, 83-85. II

A report delivered to the American Institute of Architects in 1880, calling for research into our colonial architectural heritage in an attempt to learn the principles that shaped and guided architecture in the colonial period.

Masson, Kathryn and James Chen.
Santa Barbara Style.
New York: Rizzoli, 2001. II

Photographic review of Colonial Revival 'masterpieces' built mainly in the early 20th century, such as Casa del Herrero and Lotusland, with basic histories and construction accounts. Related to Susan Sully's Savannah Style and Charleston Style reviews.

Matheson, Donald Wesley.
"To grandfather's house we'll go": New England and the Colonial Revival of the Mid-Nineteenth Century.". M.Arch.H. thesis,University of Virginia, 1992. II

Examines the colonial revival architecture of the Boston area from the 1850s and 1860s, which is often overlooked as a "survival" rather than a revival. Argues that the revival was both a reaction to the Greek Revival and an ideological statement.

Matheson, Timothy M.
"The Architecture of Oil: The Colonial Revival in Beaumont, Texas, 1902-1914."
East Texas Historical Association Journal 27 (1989): 3-15. II

A look the domestic architecture of the wealthy elite of Beaumont, Texas - an oil town that came to prominence in 1901 - and the relationships between the town's colonial revival designs and the wider national movement.

May, Bridget A.
"Progressivism and the Colonial Revival: The Modern Colonial House, 1900-1920."
Winterthur Portfolio 26 (Summer-Autumn 1991): 107-122. II

An interesting article that analyzes colonial revival domestic architecture as an outgrowth of social and political progressivism.

Maynard, Barksdale.
"'Best, Lowliest Style!': The Early-Nineteenth-Century Rediscovery of American Colonial Architecture."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 59 (September 2000. II

Summarizes and illustrates a series of "picturesque perceptions of the Colonial" considered the ideal in the 1870s, including simplicity and solidity, smallness and lowness, retirement and embowerment, and material or stylistic preferences, with detailed text support.

Maynard, William Barksdale.
"The Picturesque and American Architecture: A Reappraisal.". Ph.D. dissertation,University of Delaware, 1997. II

Argues that the renewal of interest in colonial architecture during the nineteenth century was partially due to the increased influence of Picturesque thought.

McMillian, Elizabeth, with photography by Melba Levick; foreword by David Gebhard.
Casa California: Spanish Style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente.
New York: , Rizzoli, 1996. II

Gebhard's introduction breaks Spanish Colonial architecture into the Mission style from 1890 to 1920, and the Mediterranean style from 1920 to 1940, both admittedly based on a largely fictional architectural heritage. Lavish photographs illustrate a progression that culminates with Ricardo Legorreta's 1991 Greenberg House in Brentwood.

McMillian, Elizabeth Jean and Matt Gainer.
California Colonial : the Spanish and Rancho Revival Styles.
Atglen, Penn.: Schiffer Publishers, 2002. II

Views, essays and information on 25 Southern Californian beach houses, representing different architectural styles (including Spanish Colonial, Mission and Mediterranean styles), with narrative rationales by the designers and clients.

McKim, Charles Follen, ed.
New-York Sketch-Book of Architecture. 3 vols.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1874-1876 . II

An important journal of drawings and photographs published in three volumes between January, 1874, and December, 1876. The journal was edited by Charles Follen McKim, one of the first promoters of the Colonial Revival, and Henry Hobson Richardson. In the first issue, McKim wrote of the need to preserve "some record of the early architecture of our country, now fast disappearing;" other issues included colonial work like the Berkeley and Robinson houses in Newport.

McKim, Mead & White.
The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevations New York: 1915-1920; reprint .
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1990. II

A reprint of "A Monograph of the Work of McKim, Mead & White 1879-1915," (1915-1920), with an introduction by Richard Guy Wilson.

Metcalf, Pauline C.
Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses.
Boston: The Boston Athenaeum and David R. Godine, Publishers, 1988. II

Essays by Metcalf, Nicholas King, Christopher Monkhouse, Henry Hope Reed and Richard Guy Wilson support Codman's reputation as a decorator of "suitability, simplicity and taste". Includes illustrations, detailed chronology, a list of commissions, and a roster of measured drawings.

Middleton, G.A.T.
"English 'Georgian' Architecture. The Source of the American 'Colonial" Style.'"
Architectural Record 9 (October 1899): 97-108. II

An early attempt to trace the English roots of colonial Georgian architecture.

Miller, Claude H.
"Building an Early American Home."
Country Life 57 (April 1930): 41-42, 96, 114. II

Describes the process of building a modern home in New Jersey based on a 1730 model; concludes that such a home is practical and cost-effective.

Miller, Rod.
"Jens Fredrick Larson and Collegiate Georgian Architecture." Ph.D. dissertation,. University of Louisville, 1998. II

Boston-based Larson (1891-1981) cemented his success as a campus architect and planner with his book, Architectural Planning for the American College(1933), but intentionally designed in the Georgian Revival style despite the rise of Modernism. Miller investigates the contrast between the motives and benefits of traditionalism and Modernism.

Mizner, Addison.
Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner 1928; reprint.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1992. II

A monograph of the work of Addison Mizner (1872-1933), who specialized in Mediterranean Revival resort hotels and mansions in Florida during the early twentieth century. With an introduction by Donald W. Curl.

Mitchell, William R., Jr.
J. Neel Reid, Architect, of Hentz, Reid & Adler and the Georgia School of Classicists.
Savannah, GA: Golden Coast Publishing, 1997.II

The former director of the Georgia Historic Commission's Historic Site Survey and initiator of the state's National Register revisits the career of Atlanta-based architect, Joseph Neel Reid (1885-1926). The Alabama-born Neel Reid trained at Columbia University and briefly, at the Ecole de Beaux Arts, and frequently relied on the American Georgian style to impart status to mansions built during Atlanta's early 1900s suburban boom, in the Druid Hills subdivision and elsewhere.

Monkhouse, Christopher.
"The Making of a Colonial Revival Architect."
In Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses,.
Pauline C. Metcalf, (ed.),
Boston: The Boston Athenaeum and David R. Godine, Publishers,, 1988,49-64. II

Biographical review of Ogden Codman's development, education, early designs and collaborations with Herbert Browne, through sketches and photographs of various house projects and furnishings.

Moore, Charles.
The Life and Times of Charles Follen McKim.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929.II

Moore's chapter on "Puritan Liberalism and Pagan Austerity in New England Architecture" and concluding chapter, "Twenty Years After", will be of particular interest. Appendices include a full office roster of the firm, and a chronology; all major projects and many excerpts from correspondence are included, with most illustrations taken from Alfred Hoyt Granger's 1913 publication.

Murphy, Rhoda Jaffin.
"Apostle of Americana."
House Beautiful 133 (May 1991): 24, 28, 122, 146.II

A concise, popular biography of Wallace Nutting, describing his influential role as one of the first Americans to value "Pilgrim Century furnishings", and how this attitude motivated his commercial photography and furniture reproduction businesses.

Newcomb, Rexford.
The Colonial and Federal House: How to Build An Authentic Colonial House.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1933. II

A "how-to" book from Lippincott's Home-Maker Series that provides information on the various details of colonial architecture and how to bring them together for a modern adaptation.

Newcomb, Rexford.
The Spanish House for America, Its Design, Furnishing, and Garden.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927. II

Catalogs the history and design elements of the "sun-loving" Spanish Colonial style for potential homeowners.

Newcomb, Rexford.
Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the United States.
New York: J.J. Augustin, 1937. II

One of the earliest scholarly attempts to promote the architecture of the Spanish colonists as an important historical resource as well as a model for modern design; the last chapter presents examples of contemporary architecture based on such precedents.

"New Types of Small Houses That Combine Beauty and Efficiency."
The Craftsman 30 (July 1916): 392-395, 421-423. II

A review of small country homes designed by Aymar Embury.

Northend, Mary H.
Historic Homes of New England.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1914. II

Tells the stories of twenty-one historic New England homes and the people who lived in them; includes descriptions of their early-twentieth-century interiors.

Old Colonial Brick Houses of New England.
Boston: Rogers and Manson Company, 1917. II

Photographs and measured drawings of the exteriors of brick houses from colonial New England, for use by architects "who may employ them as documents in work they are designing."

O'Neal, William B., and Christopher Weeks.
The Work of William Lawrence Bottomley in Richmond.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1985. II

Discusses the career of William Lawrence Bottomley, one of the leading colonial revival architects of the Twenties and Thirties, focusing on his work in Richmond, Virginia.

Openo, Woodard Door.
"The Summer Colony at Little Harbor in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and its Relation to the Colonial Revival Movement.". Ph.D. dissertation,University of Michigan, 1990. II

Examines the architecture designed for a summer colony of Boston elites who collected early Americana and promoted a wide range of artistic activities. Argues that "shingle style" architecture was not stylistically distinct from Colonial Revival or Queen Anne, and should more accurately be termed "shingled Colonial."

Palliser, Palliser & Co.
Palliser's New Cottage Homes and Details, Containing Nearly Two Hundred & Fifty New & Original Designs in all the Modern Popular Styles.
New York: Palliser, Palliser & Co., 1887. II

One example from the many builders' books of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that helped to popularize the colonial style (see, e.g., Design 122 - the "Old Colonial").

Peabody, Robert S.
"The Georgian Houses of New England. - II."
American Architect and Building News 3 (16 February 1878): 54-55. II

In this second part of his series on New England Georgian, Peabody comments on the qualities which make American colonial architecture worthy of emulation - "its disciplined and almost universal refinement and dignity, as well as the absence of vulgarity and eccentricity even when display is attempted. These virtues, not too common in our days, lend an added charm to it for us."

Peabody, Robert S.
"A Talk About "Queen Anne"."
American Architect and Building News 2 (28 April 1877): 132-133. II

The text of a speech on the English Queen Anne movement by the prominent Boston architect. Concludes with words of praise for American colonial architecture.

Peabody, Robert S.
"Georgian Houses of New England."
American Architect and Building News 2 (20 October 1877): 338-339. II

Promotes American Georgian mansions as guides to appropriate architectural design.

Peet, Stephen D.
"Architecture in America."
American Architect and Building News 66 (21 October 1899): 22-23. II

A call for an American style based on the domestic architecture of the colonial past.

"The Quality House": That's What We Are Building Today in America."
The Craftsman 31 (November 1916): 148-153, 185-186. II

Presents a variety of contemporary colonial revival houses.

Quinlan, Marjorie L.
"Spanish Revival Homes in Buffalo."
Niagara Frontier 28 (1981): 1-23.II

Review of in-vogue architectural style, far removed from its sources in a more temperate climate.

Randall, T. Henry.
"Colonial Annapolis."
Architectural Record 1 (January-March 1892): 309-343. II

An early historical work that praises colonial buildings for "their simplicity, their dignity, their refinement of detail and the good common sense generally that pervades them throughout," and describes existing colonial architecture in Annapolis.

Reynolds, Marcus T.
"The Colonial Buildings of Rensselaerwyck."
Architectural Record 4 (January-March 1895): 415-438. II

Reviews the great colonial mansions of the Albany, New York area.

Rhoads, William B.
"Charles S. Keefe: Colonial Revivalist."
Preservation League of New York State Newsletter 11 (September/October 1985): 4-5. II

Very brief biographic on Keefe's influence as a "much-published" house designer of "Colonial Revival suburban and country houses" during the 1920s, across eighteen states. Based in New York, Keefe (1876- 1946) also edited the 1923 version of The Georgian Period and published The American House in 1922.

Rhoads, William B.
The Colonial Revival. 2 vols.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977. II

One of the most extensive analyses of Colonial Revival architecture. Investigates why the movement came into being in the nineteenth century and why it continued to thrive into the twentieth. Covers the 1870s to the mid-1920s.

Rhoads, William B.
"The Colonial Revival and American Nationalism."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 35 (December 1976): 239-254. II

An examination of the patriotic aspects that helped to motivate early Colonial Revival.

Rhoads, William B.
"The Discovery of America's Architectural Past, 1874-1914."
Studies in the History of Art 35 (1990): 23-39.II

A concerted and useful historiography on the study of Colonial architecture, beginning with Robert Peabody's rediscovery of Langley and Benjamin in the 1870s, through John Maass' 1969 admonition that colonial studies were, up to that point, bourgeois in focus. Concise summaries on George Champlin Mason Sr. and Jr., Norman Isham, Aymar Embury II, Glenn Brown, Ann Hollingsworth Wharton, E. Eldon Deane, John Martin Hammond, Joseph Everett Chandler, William Roth Ware, Montgomery Schuyler, Charles McKim and others, with particular attention on the importance of measured drawing, and colonial architecture as a "required part of architectural training" after the 1870s.

Rhoads, William B.
"Donald G. Mitchell and the Colonial Revival Before 1876."
Nineteenth Century 4 (Autumn 1978): 76-83. II

The story of an early promoter of Colonial Revival who designed the Connecticut building in a colonial manner for the 1876 Centennial Exposition.

Rhoads, William B.
"Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dutch Colonial Architecture."
New York History 59 (October 1978): 430-464.II

Demonstrates how FDR's awareness of his Dutch roots, as well as his affection for Thomas Jefferson, led to his direct involvement with the redesign of Hyde Park in 1915, as well as the originating Dutch Colonial influence behind a proposed library and various post offices throughout Duchess County, New York. Includes plans sketched by FDR and excerpts from correspondence.

Rhoads, William B.
"The Rediscovery of America's Architectural Past, 1874-1914."
In The Architectural Historian: A Symposium in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Society of Architectural Historians,.
Elisabeth Blair MacDougall (ed.).
Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1990. II

Records the discovery of America's colonial architecture by architects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Rhoads, William B.
"Roadside Colonial: Early American Design for the Automobile Age."
Winterthur Portfolio 21 (Summer/Autumn 1986): 133-152. II

An interesting look at a popular culture adaptation of the colonial revival - the gas station.

Robertson, Jaquelin T.
"Jaquelin T. Robertson."
Architectural Design 56 (9 1986): 14-29. II

Six examples of colonial-inspired work in the 1980s by architect Jaquelin Robertson.

Robinson, Ethel Fay, and Thomas P. Robinson.
Houses in America.
New York: The Viking Press, 1936. II

Targeting the potential homeowner, this book contains a general summary of Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, German and English colonial traditions, essays on materials, and chapters on "Modern Plans," "Modern Houses," and "Helpful Hints."

Rogers, Muriel B.
"John Hartwell Cocke's Bremo Recess: The Romantic Colonial Revival Comes to Ante-Bellum Virginia."
Bulletin of the Fluvanna County Historical Society 61 (1996): i-iii, 1-40.II

Details General John Hartwell Cocke's rejection of Palladianism, despite his collaboration with Jefferson and the University of Virginia Board of Visitors from 1816-1851, in preference for the eclectic Jacobethan design of Bremo Recess (1803-1835) with John Neilson. Explains the Cockes family's ties to Malvern Hill, Bacon's Castle, and Washington Irving's Sunnyside.

Roth, Leland.
McKim, Mead & White, Architects.
New York: Harper & Row, 1983. II

A monograph on the most prestigious American architectural firm at the turn of the century; includes discussions of their Colonial Revival and Shingle Style designs.

Rowe, Henry W.
"Reflections Gleaned From a Colonial Scrapbook."
The American Architect 109 (29 March 1916): 202-207. II

Notes in praise of rural colonial architecture in Hollis, New Hampshire, Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Lyme, Connecticut.

Ruff, Joshua, and William Ayres.
"H. F. du Pont's Chestertown House, Southampton, New York."
Antiques 160 (1 July 2001): 98-107. II

Interior views of du Pont's Long Island mansion from the Winterthur collection, as it was furnished in 1925 and 1927. Includes views of the library, dining room, entry hall, first floor bedroom, and porch. Essentially, visually summarizes the Long Island Museum of American Art exhibit, "Improving the Past: The Colonial Revival on Long Island".

Sale, Edith Tunis.
Colonial Interiors. 2nd series.
New York: William Helburn, Inc., 1930. II

A continuation of Leigh French, Jr.'s first series, using examples of colonial interiors from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Sale, Edith Tunis.
Interiors of Virginia Houses of Colonial Times.
Richmond: William Byrd Press, Inc. , 1927. II

A survey of the interior architecture and decoration of forty-two Virginia houses from the late-seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries.

Saylor, Henry H.
Distinctive Homes of Moderate Cost. Third edition.
New York: McBride, Nast & Company, 1913. II

Intended for home builders and buyers, this book provides examples of many different styles of architecture and furnishings, including colonial.

Schuler, Stanley.
The Cape Cod House: America's Most Popular Home.
Exton, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1982. II

Photographs and plans of historical and modern Cape Cod houses.

Shurcliff (Shurtleff), Arthur A.
Mount Vernon and Other Colonial Places of the South.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1932.II

Shurcliff's assessment of landscape and planning restorations at important Colonial sites, written shortly after his presidency of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1927-1932) and during his restoration work at Williamsburg.(Shurcliff changed his name from "Shurtleff" at some point, and subsequent references will include both names.)

Shurtleff (Shurcliff), Arthur A.
"Design of Colonial Places in Virginia."
Landscape Architecture 19 (April 1929): 163-169.II

A period piece that quaintly theorizes how colonials began applying English and French design to Virginian estates, such as Castle Hill (Albemarle Country) and Blanfield (Essex Country).

Schuyler, Montgomery.
"A History of Old Colonial Architecture."
Architectural Record 4 (January-March 1895) : 312-366. II

A far-ranging history of early American architecture that, despite its title, goes well into the nineteenth century with such works as the United States Capitol and the University of Virginia. Includes brief discussions of Dutch and Spanish colonial architecture.

Scully, Vincent J., Jr.
The Shingle Style and the Stick Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Richardson to the Origins of Wright. Revised edition.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1971. II

Details the development of the Shingle Style in American domestic architecture of the late nineteenth century, as a result of the influences of the English Queen Anne and the American colonial past.

Scully, Vincent J., Jr.
The Shingle Style Today or the Historian's Revenge.
New York: George Braziller, 1974. II

A brief essay that looks at the influence of the Shingle Style on American postmodern architects in the early 1970s.

Seabury, Joseph Stowe.
New Homes Under Old Roofs.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916. II

Documents the "restoration" of thirty-six 17th-19th century farmhouses in the Boston area.

Seale, William.
The President's House: a History.
Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, 1986. II

A largely anecdotal account of "one of the best documented houses in the United States," from L'Enfant to the Harrison administration. Clearly illustrated with changing floorplans, excellent period imagery, Presidential library files, and perspectives from the inhabitants. Highlights the preference for Colonial revival styles as a matter of taste with changing administrations.

Seale, William.
The White House: the History of an American Idea. .
Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Architects Press/ White House Historical Association, 1992.II

Second volume covers Cleveland to Truman administrations, with photographs, correspondence and anecdotes about late 19th-century expansion plans, 1927 attic restoration, and 1949-1952 renovation and excavation of sub-basements.

Seligmann, Claus.
"The Popular Colonial Revival House of the Early Twentieth Century: Some Morphological Observations."
Architectural Association Quarterly 12 (1980): 44-51. II

The author identifies seven transformations in the development of the popular colonial revival house in the twentieth century from two historical models: the "I" house and the Georgian house.

Sexton, Randolph Williams.
Spanish Influence on American Architecture and Decoration.
New York: Brentano's, 1927 II

Designed to promote the appreciation of Spanish Colonial architecture in the late 1920s.

Smith, Robert C.
"The Eighteenth Century House in America."
Antiques 66 (December 1954): 477-480.II

Illustrated with period interiors and the Bodleian sketches of Wren Hall at Williamsburg, Smith advocates a restatement of English and Italian Palladianism as the academic antidote to the "medieval vernacular of our seventeenth-century builders".

"Spontaneous Architectural Expression Shown in the Building of American Homes."
The Craftsman 12 (August 1907): 515-524. II

A review of some of the "good national architecture" expressed in the colonial revival homes of Philadelphia architect David Knickerbocker Boyd.

Stevenson, Katherine Cole, and H. Ward Jandl.
Houses By Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1986. II

A catalog of hundreds of prefabricated homes available from Sears between 1908 and 1940, the majority of which demonstrate Colonial Revival characteristics.

Sturges, Walter Knight.
"Arthur Little and the Colonial Revival."
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 32 (May 1973): 147-163. II

An overview of the career of architect Arthur Little, who produced a number of Colonial Revival houses in New England in the late nineteenth century and published a book of sketches entitled Early New England Interiors in 1877.

"A Style That Never Grows Old."
Popular Mechanics 52 (November 1929): 879-880. II

An example of a Popular Mechanics home - Plan No. 5-W-14, a "Cape Cod colonial," which demonstrates the simplicity, economy and good proportions of colonial architecture.

American Architect and Building News 1 (18 March 1876): 90. II

An early call for the preservation of "old buildings" from the previous 200 years, citing them as "superior in style and good breeding."

Taylor, Thomas H.
"The Williamsburg Restoration and its Reception by the American Public: 1926-1942.". Ph.D. dissertation,George Washington University, 1989. II

An interesting look at the creation of Colonial Williamsburg and the public response.

Teall, Gardner.
"The Modern Colonial House: What it Holds of History and Beauty in the Development of an American Architecture."
The Craftsman 24 (April 1914): 61-68. II

Applauds recent work that turns its back on European imitation and is "suited to our way of living, to our bank accounts, to our climate, to our point of view toward life, beautiful, comfortable, definitely American."

"Tradition and Comfort Charmingly Blended in a Modern Colonial Home."
The Craftsman 30 (June 1916): 270-277, 319-320. II

Argues for the blend of originality and tradition demonstrated in the de Vries house (Ida Grove, IA), by architect Bernhardt Muller; also shows how the New England colonial tradition (here, Dutch Colonial) had penetrated America's heartland.

Treese, Lorett.
"Through a Looking Glass: Colonial and Colonial Revival Hope Lodge."
Pennsylvania Heritage 23 (2) (1997): 30-39.II

Prelude to Treese's book (Hope Lodge and Mather Mill), a concise tour of Hope Lodge (1740s) and its Colonial and Colonial Revival features.

Underwood, Francis H.
The Colonial House Then and Now.
Rutland, VT and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1977. II

An interesting book: after a brief historical section, most of the book uses photographs and plans to compare 1950s-1960s revival houses with their historical prototypes.

Upjohn, Richard.
"The Colonial Architecture of New York and the New England States."
Architectural Review and American Builders' Journal 2 (March 1870): 547-550. II

Review of monuments considered stylistically colonial and influential, chiefly interesting in its source from the perspective of a leading Ecclesiological Movement architect.

Wallace, Philip B. and M. Luther Miller.
Colonial Houses.
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1931.II

Photographic survey showcasing 22 houses that preserve the "pastoral simplicity" of the 18th century, including a selection of brick or stonework houses in Fairmount Park, with elevations, details, interior and exterior photography, and plans.

Wallis, Frank E.
Old Colonial Architecture and Furniture.
Boston: George H. Polley & Co. Publishers, 1887. II

Sketches of details of colonial architecture and furniture from throughout the east coast.

Wallis, Frank E.
"What and Why is Colonial Architecture."
House and Garden 16 (December 1909): 189-192, vi-vii. II

An example of an article in a popular journal promoting Georgian architecture and a Colonial Revival - "not a faddish copying but a sincere and studied acceptance of our most precious architectural heritage."

Ware, William Rotch, ed.
The Georgian Period: Being photographs and measured drawings of Colonial work with text. Revised edition.
New York: U.P.C. Book Company, Inc., 1923. II

Originally published by The American Architect and Building News and dating back to 1898, this self-proclaimed "standard authority on Colonial Architecture" in the early twentieth century contains historical commentary and 454 photographs, sketches and measured drawings of colonial buildings ranging from 1623 to 1838 and from areas throughout the eastern and southern portions of the United States.

Waterman, Thomas Tileston.
The Dwellings of Colonial America.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1950. II

A scholarly history of colonial domestic architecture, based on the evolution of styles from English sources.

Waterman, Thomas Tileston.
The Mansions of Virginia 1706-1776.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1946. II

The story of Virginia's colonial architecture by one of the most prominent architect-historians of the mid-twentieth century. Focuses on tracing the English antecedents of the great plantation houses.

Wenger, Mark R.
Carter's Grove: The Story of a Virginia Plantation.
Williamsburg,: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1994. II

A history of one of Virginia's most famous plantations, including its transformation from a colonial to a Colonial Revival house during a 1930s remodeling.

Westcott, Thompson.
The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1877. II

Tells the histories of thirty-five Philadelphia buildings, many from the colonial period.

Whitefield, Edwin.
The Homes of Our Forefathers, Being a Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Boston, Old England, and Boston, New England, From Original Drawings by E. Whitefield.
Boston: E.Whitefield and Crocker, 1889; microfilm reprint, Woodbridge, Conn.: Research Publications, 1973. II

Twenty sketches of notable British monuments and sites in Boston, England, such as St. Botolph's Church and the half-timbered Three Tuns Inn, followed by sketches from Boston, New England, of 36 sites, including Paul Revere's House, Old South Church, the Old Corner Bookstore, and Hancock Tavern... sketched without "liberties" or a skyline. Formerly housed in the Boston Athenaeum collection.

Whitefield, Edwin.
The Homes of Our Forefathers, Being a Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, From Original Drawings Made On the Spot.
Reading, Mass.: E. Whitefield, 1886; microfilm reprint, Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, 1973. II The earliest volume from Whitefield's twelve-year odyssey to preserve accurate images of Colonial-era structures that were already disappearing.

Over 100 illustrations, including examples of modest garrison or simple houses, block houses and forts, and historically notable monuments--such as Longfellow's birthplace and home in Portland, Daniel Webster's birthplace, the Old Jail in York, and Philips Academy's hall in Exeter. Includes concise printed descriptions of each site.

Whitefield, Edwin.
The Homes of Our Forefathers, Being a Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Massachusetts, From Original Drawings Made On the Spot.
Boston: A. Williams and Co., 1879; 1880. (3rd edition); microfilm reprint.Woodbridge, Conn.: Research Publications, 1973. II

Three editions featuring 130 images of Massachusetts' historical architecture, from Concord to Revere, and from humble and dilapidated bungalows to Captain John Standish's 17th-century house, Longfellow's mansion in Cambridge, the Old Shot Tower in Somerville, and the first stone bridge in New England (1764), with "no liberties" taken for "merely pictorial effect".

Whitefield, Edwin.
The Homes of Our Forefathers, Being a Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Rhode Island and Connecticut, From Original Drawings Made On the Spot.
Boston: Whitefield and Crocker, 1882; microfilm reprint, Woodbridge, Conn.: Research Publications, 1973. II

Approximately 80 sketches of mainly wooden structures, including Newport in its humbler days, the grave of Boston's first settler, taverns, "deserted" mansions, and saltboxes to a few stone houses.

White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.
25 vols., 1915-1939. II

An extremely important series of monographs originally published by the White Pine Bureau and edited by Russell Whitehead. The monographs were sent free to architects to promote both wood construction and the colonial revival style. After 1924, the monographs continued under the sponsorship of Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, which included former members of the White Pine Bureau commonly known as the Weyerhaeuser Mills. Later, ownership transferred to Editor Russell Fenimore Whitehead. From 1932-1939, the monographs were published in Pencil Points magazine. These monographs had a great effect on architects' understanding of and appreciation for the Colonial Revival, and also served as an impetus for the historic preservation movement. See White Pine Series Index
included in this database.

Wilson, Christopher.
Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem. .
New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2001.II

Cross sections, recent photographs and plans demonstrate the particular synthesis of vernacular, Beaux Arts and Romantic tradition that Meem applied to his Santa Fe projects. "Design Patterns" and "Design Idioms" are organized by descriptions of characteristic floorplans, composition, siting, entries, courts, alcoves, fireplaces, ceilings, floor treatments, doors, porches and patios that typify Meem's contribution to the "Territorial Revival".

Wilson, Richard Guy.
"American Architecture and the Search for a National Style in the 1870s."
Nineteenth Century 3 (Autumn 1977): 74-80. II

Outlines the search for an American style of architecture in the 1870s, which led many architects to turn to the colonial past for inspiration and guidance.

Wilson, Richard Guy.
"Architecture and the Reinterpretation of the Past in the American Renaissance
" Winterthur Portfolio 18 (Spring 1983): 69-87. II

Discusses American architects' and artists' relationship with the colonial past and the Italian Renaissance during the "American Renaissance" (1870s-1930s) as a function of the search for a unique national iconology.

Wilson, Richard Guy.
"Edith and Ogden: Writing, Decoration, and Architecture."
In Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses,.
Pauline C. Metcalf, (ed.).
Boston: The Boston Athenaeum and David R. Godine, Publishers, 1988, 133-184. II

Explains the progress of Edith Wharton's 50-year collaboration with Codman, including the design process for Land's End (Newport), a New York townhouse and the Mount. Reviews correspondence, anecdotes, period photographs, sketches and contemporary literature concerning decoration as an architectural practice, as well as the origins of Wharton and Codman's The Decoration of Houses from 1897.

Wilson, Richard Guy.
"The Early Work of Charles F. McKim: Country House Commissions."
Winterthur Portfolio 14 (Autumn 1979): 235-267. II

An examination of the early country houses of Charles F. McKim, who helped to create a colonial revival architecture by merging conceptions of space from English Queen Anne homes with details from American colonial houses. Includes a discussion of McKim's work on the Robinson-Smith House in Newport, RI, the "first example of the colonial revival in the United States."

Wilson, Richard Guy.
"Charles F. McKim and the Renaissance in America.". Ph.D. dissertation,University of Michigan, 1972. II

Surveys the early training of Charles F. McKim and his partners in the context of the 1870s and 1880s, as well as ideas about early American architecture and the American discovery of the Renaissance.

Wilson, Richard Guy.
McKim, Mead & White, Architects.
New York: Rizzoli, 1983.II

Well-illustrated monograph reviews the precedents affecting McKim, Mead and White, presenting their achievements in useful project-by-project sections.

Wise, Herbert C., and H. Ferdinand Beidleman.
Colonial Architecture for Those About to Build.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co. , 1913. II

Intended as a sourcebook for colonial revivalists, containing photographs of exteriors, interiors and details of eighteenth-century buildings in the Philadelphia area.

Woollett, William M.
Old Homes Made New: Being a Collections of Plans, Exterior and Interior Views, Illustrating the Alteration and Remodeling of Several Suburban Residences.
New York: A.J. Bicknell & Co. , 1878. II

An interesting book that praises the "simple and beautiful spirit" of colonial architecture, then explains how to transform any older building into a Queen Anne cottage.

Yetter, George Humphrey.
Williamsburg Before and After: The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital.
Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1988. II

Examines the reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg through before and after photographs.

Zaitzevsky, Cynthia.
The Architecture of William Ralph Emerson 1833-1817.
Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1969. II

A catalogue of works by a largely-forgotten late-nineteenth century architect who specialized in Shingle Style homes.