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- "Galvanic Corrosion (Electrolysis) Potential Between Common Flashing Materials and Selected Construction Materials." From Ramsey/Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards. 8th. Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988. p. 360.
- Gayle, Margot. "Cast Iron Architecture, USA." Historic Preservation, January-March 1975, No. 1, ppl 14-19.
- Grimmer, Anne E. "Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #6. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
- Lins, Andrew. "Sculptural Monuments in an Outdoor Environment". Andrew Lins is Conservator for Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Sweetser, Sarah M. "Roofing for Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #4. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d.
- Technical Staff, OHJ. "Maintaining and Repairing Architectural Iron." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 22-27.
- Waite, John G. "The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron." Preservation Briefs #27. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
- Ashurst, John & Nicola. Practical Building Conservation. Vol. 4: Metals. New York: Halsted Press, 1988, rev. 1992.
- 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.
- Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
- Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
- Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee StateUniversity, 1993.