Crerar Library, University of Chicago, is a rich resource for historical building materials. It requires some addtional steps before visiting. The historic building materials are accessible Monday through Saturday with an InfoPass from a Flaxman Librarian.
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Technology, industry, agriculture, and architecture are strongly represented in magazines from the Center for Research Libraries (e.g. Building Age, Concrete, Construction News, The National Builder); from the late 1800s to early 1900s.
Indexes journal articles on architectural design, history and practice; landscape architecture; historic preservation; interior design and urban planning. Includes citations from Burnham Index to Architectural Literature.
ON CAMPUS USE ONLY. Digital collection of fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, and other historical maps from Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, and Hopkins. Includes state of Illinois with full-color download capability.
Full building life cycle classification system used to track the standards and tasks involved in all aspects of a building project. Works in conjunction with LEED, UniFormat, MasterFormat, etc., concentrating on complete building operation issues for owners.