• 19th Century American Architectural Books, A Basic University Research Collection
    Title Transcription: 19th Century American Architectural Books, A Basic University Research Collection
    Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 180 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Engineering

180 rare books on all aspects of 19th century American architecture. Included are Thomas Pope's Treatise on Bridge Architecture (published in 1811) and various research books from the mid-1890's concerning the first skyscrapers. Reference books (rarely preserved manuals and handbooks) also make up part of the collection and illustrate changes and developments in architectural design.

Location: 
Rare Books Room
Procedures: 

Please ask at the circulation desk.