Providing access to over 6,500 house designs published between 1850 and 1915, this work is indexed by architects' or designers' names as well as by the geographic location of each house when given in the periodical. It also includes a geographic index of architects, an antated bibliography of the periodicals indexed, and an illustrated section with samples of the designs included in the index.
MARGARET CULBERTSON is head of the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library at the University of Houston. She has published several articles on mail-order house and plan catalogues, as well as on other architectural and design topics. She is an active member of the Art Libraries Society/North America, which awarded her its first research grant in 1991.