House Styles in America House Styles in America
The Old-House Journal Guide to the Architecture of American Homes


James C. Massey & Shirley Maxwell
Format: Soft Cover
Length: 262 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140281126
Copyright: 1996

This fresh and original approach to the subject of historic preservation features sketches of each of the major American house styles from 1650 to 1950, plus directions for identifying styles, estimating the age of a house, deciphering building history, and more.

About the Authors

James C. Massey is an architectural historian and historic preservationist with more than twenty-five years of experience in a wide range of historic-preservation projects. He served as head of the Historic American Buildings Survey for the National Park Service.

Shirley Maxwell is an historian, historic preservationist, and former historic-house museum administrator with long experience in many aspects of historic preservation and museums.

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