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The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
Harris, Cyril M., ed. Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.
Saylor, Henry H. Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1952.
Louisiana Architectural Styles and Buildings
Fricker, Jonathan; Fricker, Donna; and Duncan, Patricia L. Louisiana Architecture: A Handbook on Styles. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998.
Kingsley, Karen. Buildings of Louisiana. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Leighninger, Robert D., Jr. Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007.
Louisiana Studies in Historic Preservation
Poesch, Jessie and Bacot, Barbara SoRelle. Louisiana Buildings 1720-1940: The Historic American Buildings Survey. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
General Architectural Style Guides:
Blumenson, John J.-G. Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1977.
Carley, Rachel. The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994.
Foley, Mary Mix. The American House. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1980.
Green, Fayal. The Anatomy of a House: A Picture Dictionary of Architectural and Design Elements. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
Massey, James C. and Maxwell, Shirley, House Styles in America: The Old-House Journal Guide to the Architecture of American Homes. New York: Penguin Studio, 1996.
McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.; reprint ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2006.
Van Buren, Maurie. House Styles at a Glance: An Illustrated Guide. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1991.
Vogt, Lloyd. A Young Person's Guide to New Orleans Houses. Gretna, LA: Pelican, c. 1992.
Vogt, Lloyd. New Orleans Houses: A House-Watcher's Guide. NP, 1985.
Walker, Lester. American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home. Woodstock, N.Y.: The Overlook Press, 1981.
Whiffen, Marcus. American Architecture Since 1780; A Guide to the Styles. Cambridge, Mass.: The M.I.T. Press, 1981.
Information on Specific Styles
Duchscherer, Paul. The Bungalow: America's Arts and Crafts Home. New York: Penguin Studio, 1995.
Gebhard, David. "Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Architecture in the United States, 1920-1949." Introductory essay to The National Trust Guide to Art Deco in America. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
Gellner, Arrol, Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture. New York: Viking Studio, 2002.
Hitchcock, Henry Russell and Johnson, Philip. The International Style: Architecture Since 1922, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1932; reprinted as The International Style, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1966.
Lancaster, Clay. The American Bungalow, 1880-1930. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.
Maass, John. The Gingerbread Age: A View of Victorian America. New York, NY: Rinehart, 1957; reprint ed., New York, NY: Greenwich House, 1983.
Maass, John. The Victorian Home in America. New York: NY: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1972.
Stevenson, Katherine Cole and Jandl, H. Ward. Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1986.
Tulane University. "Modernism in Louisiana: A Decade of Progress, 1930-1940." Compiled by Dr. Karen Kingsley, this booklet was a companion to the 1984 exhibition of the same name.
Winter, Robert. American Bungalow Style. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Helpful Internet Sites
National Park Service Bulletin 16: How to Complete the National Register Form
National Park Service Bulletin: How to Improve the Quality of Photographs for National Register Nominations (including new photo policies for digital images)
Other Helpful National Register Bulletins and Brochures:
Sample Louisiana National Register Nominations:
Sample Nominations Provided by the National Park Service/National Register Staff:
How to Organize an Architectural Description, courtesy Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology
Clark, Clifford Edward, Jr. The American Family Home: 1800-1960. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.
Gowans, Alan. The Comfortable House: North American Suburban Architecture 1890-1930. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986.
Wright, Gwendolyn. Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1981.