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Public History: Doing a House History: Step 1: Look at the House

This guide provides detailed instructions for the house history assignment.

Helpful House History Resources Online

Step 1: Look at the House

Identify the architectural style of the house by consulting reference sources, including:

Knowing the style is helpful in establishing the general date of construction and in fleshing out the house’s history.

Also, take photographs of the exterior of the house.  Photograph all sides of the house and any outbuildings for submission with your assignment.