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Sources and references

Note: The text from the 3rd Edition of the AIA Guide served as the starting point for many site entries, and those were generally not footnoted. Where entries were updated or new entries were created, only sources of new information are noted.

Amory, Cleveland. The Proper Bostonians. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1947.

Boston Landmarks Commission. Building and Streetscape Preservation Survey for Boston’s Theater District. Boston Landmarks Commission, monograph, 1979.

—Central Business District Preservation Study. Boston Landmarks Commission, monograph, 1980.

Boston Society of Architects. Architecture Boston. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishing,1976.

—Jury notes and comments, BSA and Harleston Parker awards, 1999-2016.

Bunting, Bainbridge. Houses of Boston’s Back Bay: An Architectural History,

1840–1917. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Bunting, Bainbridge, and Robert H. Nylander. Report Four: Old Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge Historical Commission, 1973

Committee on the Visual Arts. Art and Architecture at M.I.T.: A Walking Tour of the Campus. Cambridge: Committee on the Visual Arts, 1982.

Cushing, George M., Jr., and Ross Urquhart. Great Buildings of Boston: A Photographic Guide. New York: Dover Publications, 1982.

Drake, Samuel Adams. Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1906.

Fein, Albert. Frederick Law Olmsted and the American Environmental Tradition. New York: Braziller, 1972.

Frothingham, Richard. History of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Boston: Little and Brown, 1845.

Goody, Marvin E., and Robert P. Walsh. Boston Society of Architects: The First Hundred Years, 1867-1967. Boston: The Nimrod Press, 1967.

Grover, Kathryn, and Janine V. da Silva. Historic Resource Study: Boston African American National Historic Site, 31 December 2002. Boston: National Park Service, 2002.

Harris, John. The Boston Globe Historic Walks in Old Boston. Chester, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, 1982.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, Jr. The Architecture of H. H. Richardson and His Time. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1936.

Hunnewell, James F. A Century of Town Life: A History of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1775–1887. Boston: Little, Brown, 1888.

King, Moses. King’s Handbook of Boston. Cambridge: Moses King, 1878.

Kirker, Harold. The Architecture of Charles Bulfinch. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969.

Kirker, Harold, and James. Bulfinch’s Boston 1787–1817. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

Lahti, Louna. Alvar Aalto, Paradise for Man in the Street. Koln, Germany: Taschen, 2004.

Maycock, Susan E., and Charles M. Sullivan. Building Old Cambridge. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

McIntyre, Alexander McVoy. Beacon Hill: A Walking Tour. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Miller, Naomi, and Keith Morgan. Boston Architecture 1975–1990. Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1990.

Morgan, Keith, editor. Buildings of Massachusetts, Metropolitan Boston. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. One Boy’s Boston 1887–1901. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Newton, Norman Thomas. Design on the Land: The Development of Landscape Architecture. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

Pasnik, Mark, Michael Kubio, and Chris Grimley. Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2015.

Puleo, Stephen. A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.

Rettig, Robert Bell. Guide to Cambridge Architecture: Ten Walking Tours. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1969.

Sawyer, Timothy Thompson. Old Charlestown. Boston: J. H. West, 1902.

Seasholes, Nancy. Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Southworth, Michael and Susan. Topographic Histories of Boston Neighborhoods (12 volume monograph). Boston: Boston 200 Corporation, 1973–74.

—Ornamental Ironwork: An Illustrated Guide to Its Design, History, and Use in American Architecture. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991.

Stebbins, Theodore E., Jr. “Richardson and Trinity Church: The Evolution of a Building.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, December 1968, vol. 27, no. 4.

Shand-Tucci, Douglass. Built in Boston: City and Suburb, 1800–2000. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

—The Campus Guide: Harvard University. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

—The Campus Guide: MIT. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.

Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold. Henry Hobson Richardson and His Works. New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

Victorian Boston Today: Ten Walking Tours. Boston: New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, 1975.

Weston, George F. Boston Ways: High, By, and Folk. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957.

Whitehill, Walter Muir. Boston: A Topographical History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963.

—Boston Statues. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishing, 1970.

Web and other resources:
Brighton-Allston Historical Society
Brookline Historical Society
Cambridge Historical Society
Charlestown Preservation Society
Culture Now / Museum Without Walls
Docomomo New England
Dorchester Historical Society
Friends of the Public Garden
Historic New England
Jamaica Plain Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Commission archives
National Park Service
Needham Historical Society
Roxbury Historical Society
South End Historical Society
Stoneham Historical Society
West End Museum

Header image courtesy of Peter Vanderwarker.