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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.



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Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lake Shore Lumber & Coal Co.
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53 p., ill, 32 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
160 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Decoration and Ornament, Ornaments, Zinc, Division 12, Furnishings, Metal Ornamentation, Exterior...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Owners' Service Institute
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eye 9,072
favorite 46
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316 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by W. B. McKay
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eye 8,551
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152 p, ill, 22 x 28.5 cm
Topics: Architecture handbook, Building construction manual, brickwork, masonry, drainage
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Builders Catalog Co.
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favorite 94
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618 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog This is the second half of this 1058 page catalog. the first half is also on the Internet Archive as a separate listing.
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture -- catalogs, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Herbert Chivers
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32 p. ; ill., plans ; 21 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Andrew C. Borzner
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favorite 102
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132 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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favorite 72
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60 p., ill., 16 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, paint
Building Technology Heritage Library
by W. B. McKay
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162 p, ill, 22 x 28.5 cm
Topics: Architecture handbook, Building construction manual, carpentry, joinery, roof coverings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Standard Homes Co.
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favorite 12
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
238 p., [14] [. of plates, ill., 31 cm trade catalogs.
Topic: millwork (woodwork) -- catalogs, Division 06, built-in furniture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Standard Homes Company
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eye 13,981
favorite 42
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47 p. : ill., plans ; 30 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Builder Publishing Corp.
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favorite 39
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272 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs'\, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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eye 2,590
favorite 5
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47 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, fire brick, Division 04, mantlepieces
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Morgan Company
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eye 1,319
favorite 10
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67 pl., ill, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: millwork -- catalogs, woodwork -- catalogs, Division 06, ornamental woodwork, wood trim
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Royal Barry Wills
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eye 7,566
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94 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: domestic architecture -- catalogs, Division 12, house plans, Division 06, wood stairs, wood railings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hoosier Manuf. Co.
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eye 6,718
favorite 57
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56 p, B&W illus
Topic: Kitchens, kitchen casework, Division 12, furnishings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Lamp Works of General Electric Co. Engineering Department.
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eye 2,175
favorite 9
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20 p. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm, trade catalog
Topics: lighting, Division 26, special purpose lighting, Christmas lighting
Building Technology Heritage Library
by M. L. Keith
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favorite 33
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160 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Art Metal Construction Co
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72 p. : 23 x 28 cm
Topics: Art Metal Construction Co. -- Catalogs, Office furniture -- Catalogs, Metal furniture -- Catalogs,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. trade catalog.
Topics: Flooring -- catalogs, Division 09, wood flooring, wood strip and plank flooring
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Spiegel, May, Stern Co.
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130 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, rugs, oriental rugs, beds, bed linens, dressers, desks,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 3,431
favorite 84
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[34] p., ill, 27 x 10 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, interior decoration, Division 09
160 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog, No. 8
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
229 p. : ill. ; 33 cm., trade catalog
Topics: plaster, Division 09, plaster ornament, decorative plasterwork, architectural decoration and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,868
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179 p., ill., 23 cm, trade catalog
Topic: Electric lighting -- Catalogs, Division 26, light fixtures
130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm., trade catalog
Topics: interior decoration, Division 09, paints, varnish, decoration and ornament
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Henry L. Wilson
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[30 ] p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Modern Home Plans
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favorite 89
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48 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by North American Construction Company
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144 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm. x 15 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house furnishings -- catalogs, roofing -- catalogs, Division 12, Division 07, Division 09, Division...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Wm. E. Pedersen
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears. Roebuck and Co.
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126 p., ill., plans, 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, prefabricated houses, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Geo. E. Watson Co.
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1 v. (unpaged), ill., 24 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, interior decoration, painting, decorative finishing
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Building Age Publishing Co.
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96 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 33 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Book Publishers, Francis W. Brown, Ed.
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112 p., ill, plans, 32 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch houses
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Kansas City Hydraulic-Press Brick Company
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Includes dimensions and index
Topics: Bricks, Glazed brick, Pressed brick, Cornices
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Lumber Manufacturers Association
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32 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Building Plan Holding Corp.
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84 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Royal Barry Wills
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110 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, house planning
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Plan Book Co.
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52 p, B&W illus and photos
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lehigh Portland Cement Co.
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32 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears Roebuck & Co.
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eye 1,310
favorite 23
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90 p., ill.  28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, office equipment -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Plan Publishers Inc.
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eye 4,578
favorite 22
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v. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chivers, Herbert C.
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160 p. : ill., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
texts
eye 5,572
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80 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Building materials - millwork, lumber, windows, doors, roofing, storm windows
Building Technology Heritage Library
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144 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: millwork -- catalogs, Division 06, doors, door frames, whindow frames, brackets, cornices, fences,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Tribune
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eye 6,083
favorite 39
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110 p. ; ill., plans ; 32 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 3,251
favorite 22
comment 1
70 p., ill., plans, 26 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, brick houses
[2] p., [1], 172 [i.e. 133] p. of plates : all ill. ; 36 cm., trade catalog
Topics: sheet metal, Division 05, ornamental metals, stamped metal, architectural ornament
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Holland's Magazine
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favorite 38
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76 p., ill., plans, 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Structural Clay Products Institute
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397 p.,ill., 23 cm, book
Topics: brick masonry -- book, Division 04
Building Technology Heritage Library
by General Electric Company
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eye 5,456
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307 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: lighting, Division 26, street lighting, roadway lighting
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Malm Brothers & Co.
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eye 1,925
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44 p., ill., 15 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, paint
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., illus., 28 cm, trade literature
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Topics: electrical, Division 26, wiring
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Co.
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15 p., ill., 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: windows, Division 08, wood windows, casement windows
Building Technology Heritage Library
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 33 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Stanley
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192 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: tools -- catalogs, construction tools -- catalogs, Division 41, manufacturing equipment, cutting...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Montgomery Ward Co.
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favorite 69
comment 1
1064 p. + inserts, ill., 32 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: Montgomery Ward -- catalogs, building materials -- catalogs, housewares -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sikes Company
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eye 6,827
favorite 23
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70 p. ; ill. ; 31 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, office furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, office furniture, chairs, office...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Concrete Masonry Association
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31 p. ; ill., plans ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, concrete homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, colonial revival
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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eye 3,674
favorite 24
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84 p., ill, 31 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, prefabricated, kit houses
66 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 10, masonry fireplaces, fireplace specialties,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, CCA ID:93-B1183, ca. 1843, 28 p, 19 cm
Topics: Stoves, Furnaces, Ventilators, Bathtubs, Garden vases, Division 10, Specialties, Fireplaces and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 4,207
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1 portfolio ([51] leaves) : ill., plans ; 29 cm. trade catalogs.
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Board of Prison Industries, State of Illinois
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eye 486
favorite 10
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75 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm. x 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, office furniture, case goods, wood case goods, office seating,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 20,551
favorite 21
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168 p. ; ill. ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: commercial ranges, heating stoves, furnaces, heating boilers -- catalogs, Division 10, Division 11,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hydraulic Press Brick Co.
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100 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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favorite 62
comment 1
64 p., ill., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Roach & Musser Sash and Door Co.
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eye 8,189
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494 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: woodwork -- catalogs, doors -- catalogs, Division 06, Division 08, Division 12, wood posts and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Royal Barry Wills
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eye 4,960
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112 p. ; ill., plans ; 31 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Cleveland Clay League
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30 p. \, ill., plans, 28 cm 
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Fischer & Jirouch Co.
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205 p. : chiefly ill. ; 32 cm., trade catalog
Topics: plaster, Division 09, ornamental plaster, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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eye 5,099
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118 p. ; ill., plans ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, Division 08, Division 22, Division 26, domestic architecture, designs and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by A C Smeaton
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288 p, ill, 17 x 10.5 cm
Topics: Construction techniques, carpentary, masonry, joinery, bricklaying, surveying