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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

Indiana Department of Natural Resources:  National & State Registers - Application Process
The nomination form to be used in this assignment is the first form in the Application process or can be downloaded at this link.

National Register Bulletin:  Researching a Historic Property

Indiana Landmarks

Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)
Search for information on properties registered in state and national registers of historic places.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Directory

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.