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North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

Guides for Research-Pathfinders

Pathfinders are guides to help you get started doing research on a particular topic.  

Historic Preservation

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Online Resources:
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
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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