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One of the longest running architectural magazines in the U.S., Architectural Record was founded in 1891 and offers news & commentary about noteworthy architectural works. Its "Buildings by Type" project features detailed case studies of buildings of various kinds, including photos, drawings, specifications, descriptions, and design solutions.
Building Technology Heritage Library is searchable collection of architectural trade catalogs, house plan books, and technical building guides published prior to 1964. These primary documents provide insight into historical design and construction practices.
The University of Washington's Cities and Buildings Database collects digitized images of cities and buildings from around the world for use by the academic community. Search by city, country, style, architect, date of construction, and more.
Organized by the Society of Architectural Historians, SAH Archipedia is a free online encyclopedia containing histories, photographs, and maps of more than 20,000 buildings, artworks, monuments, and other architectural projects from across the United States.
Sweets provides detailed information about a wide variety of building materials. You can search by product category, manufacturer, and/or keyword to find product information from multiple manufacturers in one location.