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North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

Guides for Research-Pathfinders

Pathfinders are guides that are intended to help you get started doing research on a particular topic.  These subject guides are annotated lists of library resources and research tools that relate to Morris County and New Jersey history.


Historic Preservation

 
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Online Resources:
 
General:
 
Library of Congress: Built In America (Historic American Buildings Survey Digital Collection) 
 
Researching Your Historic Property:
 
(NJ Historic Preservation Publication) PDF
 
Preservation Related Documents:

A Landmark Inventory: an Inventory of Structures in Bergen County Built Prior to 1850.
H3B1 Juni Lan
 
 
 
 
Books in our Collection:
 

Preservation in the United States:

Historic Preservation: Collective Memory and Historical Identity. Barthel, Diane L.
H 363.69 Bar
 
America Restored. Highsmith, Carol
H 917.3 Hig
 
Preservation Comes of Age: from Williamsburg to the National Trust. Hosmer, Charles Bridgam
H 363.690973 Hos
 
Preserving New England. Kay, Jane Holt
H 974 Kay
 

The National Historic Preservation Act and the National Park Service: a history. Mackintosh, Barry
H 363.68 Mac
 
Past meets Future: Saving America's Historic Environments.
H 363.69 Past
 
Historic Districts of America: The Mid-Atlantic. Richardson, Ralph W.
H 917.4 Ric
 
Preservation in Morris County:
 
Inventory of Structures: Morristown National Historic Park. Arbogast, David
HM MNHP Arb
 
Parsippnay-Troy Hills Cultural Resource Survey. Benton, R. Bruce
HM2 Pars Ben
 
Splinters from the past: Discovering History in Old Houses. Fowler, Alex D.
HM1 Fow
 
The Willows at Fosterfields: Historic Structure Report. Guter, Robert P.
HM51T Fost Gut
 
Historic Sites of Morris County. Morris County Heritage Commission
HM Heri His
 
Preservation in New Jersey:
 
Haddonfield Historic Homes: Success Through Historic Preservation. Aiken, Joan L.
H3C5 Hadd Aik
 
Morven: Memory, Myth and Reality. Greiff, Constance M.
H3M5 Prin Mor Gre
 
Hopewell: A Historical Geography. Hunter, Richard W.
H3M5 Hope Hun
 
Historic Preservation Survey of the Morris Canal in Warren County, New Jersey. Morrell, Brian H.
H3W1 Morr
 
Historic Preservation Planning in New Jersey: Selected Papers on the Identification, Evaluation and Protection of Cultural Resources. Office of New Jersey Heritage
H1 363.69 His
 
Preserving New Jersey: a Handbook for Historic Preservation.
H 363.69 Pre 

 

 

 
Your Historic Home:
 
A Comprehensive Guide for Listing a Building in the National Register of Historic Places. Greenberg, Gail
H 363.69 Gre
Caring for Your Historic House. Heritage Preservation & The National Park Service
H 690.24 Car
If these Walls could Talk: An Easy Guide to Tracking Your House's Genealogy. Houck, Maurcia DeLean
H 721.072 Hou
House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Light, Sally
H 721.072 Lig
 
Architectural Reference:
 
Visual Dictionary of Architecture. Ching, Frank
H 720.3 Chi
 
Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscape Settings. Favretti, Rudy J.
H 712.60973 Fav
 
Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes. Lanier, Gabrielle M.
H 720.974 Lan
 
A Field Guide to American Houses. McAlester, Virginia
H 917.3 Mac
 
Early American Architecture: From the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period. Morrison, Hugh
H 720.973 Mor
 
Houses from Books: Treatises, Pattern Books and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950, a history and guide. Reiff, Daniel D.
H 728 Rei
 
Preservation Reference:
 
All about Old buildings: The Whole Preservation Catalog.
H 363.69 All 
Dictionary of Building Preservation. Bucher, Ward
H 720.3 Dic
 
The Restoration Manual: An Illustrated Guide to the Preservation & Restoration of Old Buildings. Bullock, Orin M.
H 720.288 Bul
 
Northeast Preservation Sourcebook.
H 720.288 Pre
 
The Old House Catalogue.
H 721.072 Gro

 
Surveys and Reports:
 
Morris County Historic Sites Surveys (available for 39 Morris County towns). These detailed reports cover hundreds of historic buildings and houses in the county.
HM2, within specific town sections
 
Morris County Master Plan: Historic Preservation Element. Morris County Planning Board
HM Plan Mas Hi
 
Historic Highlights series (available for 15 Morris County towns)  Brochures highlighting historic buildings and sites.
HM2, within specific town sections
 

 
 


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