The US Census Bureau Metropolitan Data
o A branch of the site that contains information from the past two censuses from a large variety of metropolitan areas throughout the country.
o Unfortunately it only contains online versions from the past two surveys
Georgia Tech archive of campus
o Although this site only documents the Georgia Tech campus, I thought it was a good formatted site packed with lots of historical information; everything from maps of the area to old photos of original structures
o As stated, it is unfortunately not a complete record of historic Atlanta, but a great documentation of a specific area of the city
Library of Congress Historic Map collections 1500-2004
o This site contains various historical maps of all kinds, most notably of metropolitan maps of random cities and dates
o Unfortunately they are random cities and dates, although it is nice to zoom in on various city blocks. No architectural information is given
Directory of Historical Records Repositories in South Carolina, Charleston
o A general informational site on various archives, everything from the museum of Charleston to the South Carolina Historical Society to various religious archival information.
o The site does have links, however many sources only provide telephones, addresses, etc.
o Newport Historical Society site documents historical society's library holdings, specifically types of photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, lantern slides, stereopticon views, cyanotypes, albumen prints, and paper prints) that are filed according to geographic location/subject matter. The collection also includes maps, postcards, architectural drawings, and prints (etchings, engravings, half-tone reproductions, and lithographs). Index to local surnames is also available.
o Site includes an extensive collection of maps, photographs (including panoramic cityscapes), and architectural drawings. Search by geographic location, subject, creator, and title. Historic periodical index with search capabilities.
o Lists resources including maps, pamphlets, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, and periodicals.
o Historical maps of New Jersey organized by county and city/town.
o Images and accompanying text document NYC places at a specific instance in time.
- Bernice Abbott: Changing New York 1935-1938
- Moving Uptown: 19th century views of Manhattan
o Index to resources on urban landscapes. Links to maps, periodicals, photographs, and other documents digitally compiled by universities, public libraries, non-profits, et al.
o Online collection of historic images, mostly of southern cities. (http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/diap/chlston/@Generic__BookTextView/330)
o Digital postcard collection of urban images.
o Stereoscopic views of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut that date from 1850s-1910s.
o Historic panoramic photographs of San Francisco, which illustrate changing cityscape.
o Digital collection of historic images of Philadelphia; a work in progress.
o Fire insurance maps, photographs, and prints of Chicago.
o Historic photographs of houses, bridges, and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Another work in progress.
o Historical nationwide map collection.
o Fire insurance maps of South Carolina. Searchable by town/city and year.
o Landscapes as portrayed by the Hudson River School. Captures subjective interpretation of a moment in time.
This site offers a limited amount of images accompanied by descriptions pertaining to key Boston buildings from various time periods.
This site shows images of the key houses from the "Witch City" of Salem, Massachusetts, and it also offers useful information regarding the architectural styles used in each.
While the site is not well developed, it offers some drawings, maps, and other images of Chicago's older buildings and sites.
This site presents images and detailed descriptions of historic residences throughout New England.
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While this site does not offer many descriptions of the images, it has a wealth of great images from the mid nineteenth century forward.
When supplying this site with a keyword, it presents a great number if images from Boston's past along with an accompanying description.
Dividing the images into century built and by type, this site presents various images from Boston's architectural past.
A section of an expansive website on abandoned New York subway stations.
a look at brach libraries in the bronx.
This website is a "tribute" in the words of its creator to coal miners in
Kentucky but it also serves as a window to past lives and community through
memory, pictures and some technical facts and representations of coal mines
This next website is really different; it is interactive and invites
audience participation to "tell" the stories of Jamestown. The information
is relatively simple and the presentation is meant to appeal to the
audiences senses. But the site also has some inclusion of historical
documentation and links to the documents themselves.
By identifying and researching major facets of the urban experience, the
Architecture Research Institute employs an interdisciplinary perspective to
promote education and implementation of eco-friendly planning and design.
This page lists U Penn's architectural archives (some listings include links to
the specific project or architect).
A website devoted to Canadian architectural archives including links to a
stylistically broad online collection of images from the 20th C.
Though not particularly similar in setup to the PiT and PAB sites, this guide
from the New York Public Library offers some helpful advice about how to
proceed with architectural research by using their resources.
Transcripts from an Architectural Records Conference are presented here.
Aggregated and digitized images of Philadelphia, Milan, and Ramat-Gan allow for
virtual tours through the cities at ground, middle and fly-over levels.
This site houses images of prominent American architecture that can be searched
by century, exact date, location, architect, style, type of bldg. (seems to be
mostly Boston area +Chicago).
A massive compilation of images searchable by many criteria for use by
academics. An amazingly comprehensive collection.