Selected Reading On Special Project Procedures

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • Archibald, Margaret. "Positive Evidence: Using Photographs as Documents in Structural History." APT Bulletin, Vol. XII, No. 3, 1980, pp. 62-92
  • Bock, Gordon. "Tools for Rough Stuff." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1989, pp. 26-27
  • Bucher, Wm. Ward. "(The) Crack Detective, Part I: Beginning the Investigation." The Old-House Journal, May 1981, pp. 97, 114-117.
  • ________. "(The) Crack Detective, Part II: Lining Up the Suspects." The Old-House Journal, July 1981, pp. 155-159.
  • ________. "(The) Crack Detective, Part III: More Suspects." The Old-House Journal, August 1981, pp. 177-181
  • ________. "(The) Crack Detective, Part IV: PlanningStructural Repairs." The Old-House Journal, December 1981, pp. 277-281.
  • ________. "Drying-In and Drying-Out; Flood-Damage LessonsFrom Hurricane Hugo." The Old-House Journal, March/April 1991, pp. 40-43.
  • Byrne, Richard. "Some Architectural Conservation Health Hazards." APT Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 2, 1979, pp. 23-29.
  • Dean, Jeff. "Photographing Historic Buildings." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 31-46.
  • The General Services Administration. "Fire Safety Retrofitting in Historic Buildings." Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the General Services Administration, August 1989.
  • Gianopulos, Nicholas L. "Suggested Guidelines for the Structural Examination, Analysis and Evaluation of a Historic Structure." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 27-28.
  • Grimmer, Anne E. "Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #6. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
  • Hattis, David B. "How Existing Buildings and Building Rehabilitation are Regulated." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1981, pp. 9-12
  • ________. "Reasonable Health and Safety in Reuse of Buildings as Presented in the Three Technical Guidelines." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1981, pp. 17-18
  • ________. "Some Current Regulatory Innovations Related to Building Rehabilitation." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1981, pp. 13-16
  • Howard, Murray. "Craftsmanship at the University of Virginia." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 4. pp. 30-40.
  • Jandel, H. Ward. "Rehabilitating Interiors in Historic Buildings: Identifying and Preserving Character-Defining Elements." Preservation Briefs #18. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1988.
  • Jones, Larry D. "Specifying Exterior Restoration in the Real World." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVII, No. 2, 1985, pp. 43-47.
  • Kapsch, Robert J. "HABS/HAER: A User's Guide." APT Bulletin, Vol. XXII, No. 1/2, 1990, pp. 22-34.
  • Knight, Katherine. "Restoration Materials in the 1990s: California Leanin' Is Becoming a Reality." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1989, pp. 28-31.
  • Labine, Clem. "Evaluating the Exterior: Siding, Trim, Foundations, Porches." The Old-House Journal, March 1981, pp. 55-58.
  • ________. "Energy-Saving Fundamentals." The Old-House Journal, September 1981, pp. 203-207.
  • ________. "Talk About Caulk." The Old-House Journal, September 1980, pp. 113-115.
  • Langenbach, Randolph. "Brick, Mortar, and Earthquakes; Historic Preservation vs. Earthquake Safety." APT Bulletin, Vol. XXI, No. 3/4, 1989, pp. 30-43.
  • Leeke, John. "(The) Whole Kit and Kaboodle." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1989, pp. 24-25.
  • Lynch, Michael E. "Protection of Historic Buildings During Construction." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, 1986, pp. 8-9.
  • Mann, Frederick M. "Photo Drawings, A Practical Alternative." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIX, No. 2, 1987, pp. 24-37.
  • Markman, Howard. "Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1981, pp. 19-22.
  • McCarthy, Thomas H. "Programming for Preservation." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 47-48.
  • Morton, W. Brown III, and Gary L. Hume. "The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings." Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S.Department of the Interior. Revised 1983.
  • Nelson, Lee H. "Architectural Character: Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving Their Character." Preservation Briefs #17.Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1988.
  • O'Donnell, Bill. "Restoration Health Hazards." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1988, pp. 44-49.
  • Park, Sharon C. "(The) Use of Substitute Materials on Historic Building Exteriors." Preservation Briefs #16. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • Poore, Jonathan. "My Old-House Discovery: The Screw Gun." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1985, pp. 6-7
  • ________. "Portable Power Tools For Renovation Work." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1989, pp. 22-23.
  • Poore, Patricia. "Reaching High Places." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1986, pp. 290-293.
  • Prudon, Theodore H. M. "(The) Restoration Process, An Explanation of Costs." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, 1986, pp. 71-76.
  • Rainer, J.H. "Effect of Vibrations on Historic Buildings: An Overview." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 1, 1982, pp. 3-10.
  • Reed, Paula Stoner. "Documentation of Historic Structures." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 19-22.
  • Reilly, Jack. "Living With(out) Asbestos." The Old-House Journal, March/April 1987, pp. 34-38.
  • Richardson, Greg, and Kevin Browne. "Asbestos: A Controllable Risk." Building Renovation, September/October 1992, pp. 23-26.
  • Rockhill, Dan. "Structural Restoration with Epoxy Resins." APT Bulletin, Vol. XX, No. 3, 1988, pp. 29-34.
  • Smith, Baird M. "Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #3. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1978.
  • Spiers, Jr., Tomas H. "Historic Structure Reports, AnIntroduction and Overview." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 3-6.
  • ________. "Architectural Investigation and Analysis for Historic Structure Reports." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 23-26.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Inspection Checklist for Older Buildings." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1987, pp. 40-45.
  • ________. "Architectural Salvage Sources." The Old-House Journal, (March/April 1990), pp. 37-39.
  • ________. "Ice Dams - Causes, Cures, Repairs." The Old-House Journal, October 1980, p. 147.
  • Stockbridge, Jerry G. "Crack Evaluation and Monitoring." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, 1986, pp. 6-7.
  • Weeks, Kay D. "New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns." Preservation Briefs #14. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • Wilkinson, Jeff. "Restoration Tools: Finish Tools." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1989, pp. 20-21.
  • Wilson, Forrest. "Doctors for Building." Technology Review, May/June 1986, pp. 49-58.


  • Addleson, Lyall. Building Failures, A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy and Prevention. 2nd ed. London: Butterworth Architecture, 1989.
  • Ballantyne, Duncan S. Accommodation of Disabled Visitors at Historic Sites in the National Park System. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1983.
  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Bevitt, Emogene A., Hugh C. Miller, and Lee H. Nelson. Skills Development Plan for Historical Architects in the National Park Service. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1986.
  • Building Research Establishment. Building Defects and Maintenance. 2nd. ed. New York: The Construction Press, 1977.
  • Burns, John A. Recording Historic Structures, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1989.
  • Calloway, Stephen. The Elements of Style. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
  • Chambers, J. Henry. Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1976.
  • Chudley, R. The Maintenance and Adaptation of Buildings. New York: Longman Group, 1981.
  • Colin, Amery, ed. Three Centuries of Architectural Craftsmanship. London: Architectural Press; New York: Nichols Pub. Co., 1977.
  • Duerksen, Christopher J., ed. A Handbook on Historic Preservation Law. Washington, D.C.: Conservation Foundation, 1983.
  • Feilden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings. London: Butterworth Scientific, 1982.
  • Fisher, Charles E., Michael Auer, and Anne Grimmer, eds. The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Foundation, 1988.
  • Gratwick, R.T. Dampness In Buildings. 2nd. ed. New York: Halsted Press, 1974.
  • Harris, Cyrl M. Illustrated Dictionary of Historical Architecture. New York: Dover Books, 1983.
  • History Division. Catalog of National Historic Landmarks. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1987.
  • Hitchcock, Henry Russel. Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 1958, 1963; 2nd ed. Reprint, Baltimore: Penguin, 1971.
  • Innes, Jocasta. Exterior Details. S&S Trade, 1991.
  • Insall, Donald W. The Care of Old Buildings Today, A Practical Guide. London: The Architectural Press, 1972
  • International Centre for Conservation, and International Centre Committee of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Preservation and Conservation: Principles and Practices, Proceedings of the North American International Regional Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1976.
  • International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). Uniform Code for Building Conservation. Whittier: ICBO, 1987.
  • Kitchen, Judith L. Caring For Your Old House: A Guide for Owners and Residents. Washington, D.C.: 1991.
  • King, Thomas F. The Archeological Survey: Methods and Uses. 1978. (NTIS order #PB284061)
  • King, Thomas F., Patricia Heckman Parker, and Gary Berg. Anthropology in Historic Preservation: Caring for Culture's Clutter. New York: Academic Press, 1977.
  • Labine, Clem, ed. Traditional Building, The ProfessionalSource for Historical Products. Brooklyn: Historical Trends Corporation, Vol. 1, No. 1, September/October 1988to present.
  • Lowenthal, David, and Marcus Binney, eds. Our Past Before Us: Why Do We Save It? London: Temple Smith, 1981.
  • Maddex, Diane, ed. Landmark Yellow Pages. Washington, D.C.:The Preservation Press, 1990.
  • Maintenance and Repair Manual for Historic Structures, Fort Lewis. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, 1989.
  • Mills, Edward D., ed. Building Maintenance and Preservation. Boston: Butterworth Inc., 1980.
  • National Park Service, American Association of State and Local History, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. National Register of HistoricPlaces, 1966-1991. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1991.
  • The Old-House Journal Catalog. Gloucester: The Old-House Journal Corporation, 1992.
  • Parrott, Charles. Access to Historic Buildings for the Disabled: Suggestions for Planning and Implementation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
  • Phillips, Stephen J. Old House Dictionary. Lakewood CO: American Source Books, 1989.
  • Popeliers, John C., Allen Chambers, and Nancy Schwartz. WhatStyle Is It? Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press,1983.
  • Ransom, W.H. Building Failures, Diagnosis and Avoidance. London: E.&F.N. Spon, Ltd., 1981.
  • Roth, Leland. A Concise History of American Architecture. New York: Harper and Row, Icon Editions, 1980.
  • Seaquist, Edgar O. Diagnosing & Repairing House Structure Problems. New York: McGraw Hill, 1980.
  • Seeley, Ivor. Building Maintenance. London: MacMillan Publishers, 1976.
  • Seeley, Ivor. Building Surveys, Reports and Dilapidations. London: MacMillan Publishers, 1985.
  • Shopsin, William. Restoring Old Buildings for Contemporary Uses. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1986.
  • Simmons, H.L. The Architect's Remodeling, Renovation, and Restoration Handbook. New York: Nostrand Reinhold, 1989.
  • Smeallie, Peter H., and Smith, Peter H. New Construction for Older Buildings: A Design Sourcebook for Architects and Preservationists. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Inc., 1990.
  • Sturgis, Russel. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building. 3 vols. 1905; reprint ed., Detroit, MI: Gales, 1966.
  • Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service. Respectful Rehabilitation: Answers to Your Questions About Old Buildings. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1982.
  • United States Department of the Army. Historic Preservation Maintenance Procedures. Washington, D.C.: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1977.
  • Whiffen, Marcus, and Fredrick Koeper. American Architecture, 1607-1976. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981.
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