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Architecture Resources

Guide to architecture resources at UH

Key Resources: Architectural History

Books (whether e-books or in print) are essential for understanding period, context and broad subjects within the scope of architectural history. 

Articles and scholarly websites provide more granular information, often specific to an individual structure. 

See the "Find Books, Articles, etc." tab at left to find out how to locate architectural history sources.

Consider the following components in the study of historic architecture:

  • Era
  • Place
  • Geography
  • Political climate
  • Architect (including influences, education, themes, etc.)
  • Structure (including materials, function, site, etc.)

General history resources can be of great value to the study of historical architecture.  Researchers at the University of Houston should also consult the M.D. Anderson Library collection, which contains materials on general history and regional studies.  See these research guides for more information:

Use Databases for Precise Searching

Research Historic Places



National Register of Historic Places Database

Texas Historical Commission