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Featured Item
Dahlstrom Hollow Metal Doors and Trim - - Architectural and Manufacturer's Shapes.
[Metal]. Dahlstrom Metallic Door Company.

Dahlstrom Metallic Door Co.: Jamestown, NY, 1923. Oblong small quarto, approx 100+ pages. Cut-in index with Eleven (11) sections. Sepia toned drawings, specifications, size charts and photographs on each page... more

Price: $155.00

How To Build A Better Home.
[Metal]. Copper and Brass Research Association.

Copper and Brass Research Assoc.: New York, 1922. Quarto, pp 29. b/w illustrations, building construction details and photographs... more

Price: $45.00

Log Camps & Cabins - How to Build and Furnish Them by Practical Campers and Woodsmen.
[Building as Envelope]. Bruette, William A.

Nessmuk Library: New York, 1934. Oblong small octavo, pp 96. Profusely illustrated with architectural sketches, floor plans and sketches of camping life... more

Price: $75.00

Lumberville Granite Company - Technical Reports on the properties, strength, etc. of the stone.
[Stone]. Haupt, Lewis M.; Garrison, F. Lynwood; Penrose,R.A.F.; Stillman, Thos. B.

Lumberville Granite Co.: Philadelphia, PA, 1894. 16 mo, pp 30... more

Price: $110.00

Measured Drawings of Some Colonial and Georgian Houses (3 volumes in 2).
[Architectural History]. Millar, Donald.

Architectural Book Publishing Co.: New York, 1915. Large folio, 13" x 18", 80 plates of b/w architectural drawings... more

Price: $425.00

Homes That Satisfy - Complete Plans, Specifications and Building Materials for Houses, Cottages and Garages.
[Pattern Book]. Wilson & Green Lumber Company.

Wilson & Green Lbr. Co.: Syracuse, NY, nd ca 1920's. Quarto, pp 112. Approx. one dozen color perspective illustrations and b/w perspective renderings and floor plans on each page... more

Price: $95.00

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