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    Written by: Michael Dalby 12/8/2008 1:25 PM 

    Another Terminal Tower view

    Cleveland has an interesting architectural history including many unique buildings and others which matched their times.  The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Public Library includes variety of books on Cleveland architecture including guides, histories, studies of planning and individual buildings, and books on individual architects or firms.  The AIA guide and the Johannesen history (although outdated) are the best place to start.  The Arcadia books have lots of pictures but lack documentation and indexes. 

    The Fine Arts Department has the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and the Oviatt Index card catalog which indexes Ohio architect engineer and builder from 1910 to 1919.  Fine Arts also has vertical clipping files which cover a variety of Cleveland buildings and architects.

    The Special Collections Department has archives of some Cleveland architects plus technical drawings of some Cleveland buildings.  A few books on Ohio architecture are at the end of this list.


    Guide to Cleveland architecture by Robert C. Gaede [NA735.C6 G84 1997]

    Cleveland architecture, 1876-1976 by Eric Johannesen [NA735.C6 J63]

    Cleveland: village to metropolis : a case study of problems of urban development in nineteenth-century America by Edmund H. Chapman [F499.C6 C43 1981X]
    Cleveland then & now by John Grabowski and Diane Ewart Grabowski [F499.C643 G73 2002]

    Landmark architecture of Cleveland by Mary-Peale Schofield [NA735.C6 S35 1976X]

    Cleveland landmarks by by Clay Herrick, Jr [F499.C68 A243 1986X]

    The architecture of Cleveland : twelve buildings, 1836-1912 by a joint publication of the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Historic American Buildings Survey [NA735.C6 A82X]

    Cleveland, 1796-1929 by Thea Gallo Becker [F499.C643 B43 2004]

    Cleveland, 1930-2000 by Thea Gallo Becker [F499.C643 B435 2005]

    Cleveland's downtown architecture by Shawn Patrick Hoefler [F499.C68 A2 2003]

    The Cleveland Arcade [Ref 729.771 SCH63C]

    Progressive vision : the planning of downtown Cleveland, 1903-1930 by Holly M. Rarick [NA9127.C6 R37 1986]

    Burnham of Chicago, architect and planner by Thomas S. Hines [NA737.B85 H56]

    Modern architecture in America : visions and revisions by edited by Richard Guy Wilson and Sidney K. Robinson [NA710 .M6 1991]
    From town to tower by Eric Johannesen [NA9072.C58 P84 1983]

    Cleveland's changing skyline by by Jim Toman & Dan Cook [NA6233.C5 T65 1984X]

    Cleveland's Terminal Tower : the Van Sweringens' afterthought by Walter C. Leedy, Jr. [F499.C68 T475 1983]

    The Terminal Tower, Tower City Center : a historical perspective by John J. Grabowski, Walter C. Leedy, Jr. [F499.C68 T474 1990]

    Cleveland's towering treasure : a landmark turns 75 by James A. Toman & Daniel J. Cook [F499.C68 T476 2005]

    The heart of Cleveland : Public Square in the 20th century by Gregory G. Deegan & James A. Toman [F499.C67 P82 1999]

    Old Federal building : United States post office, customs house, court house by Helen B. Lybarger [NA735.C6 L93 1985X]

    Showplace of America : Cleveland's Euclid Avenue, 1850-1910 by Jan Cigliano [F499.C675 E844 1991]

    Euclid Avenue : Cleveland's sophisticated lady, 1920-1970 by Richard E. Karberg & James A. Toman [F499.C675 E848 2002]

    Cleveland builds an art museum : patronage, politics, and architecture, 1884-1916 by Walter C. Leedy, Jr. [N552 .L44 1991]

    Make no little plans : architectural drawings from the collections of the Cuyahoga County Archives and the Western Reserve Historical Society introduction and catalogue by Michael G. Lawrence [NA735.C6 L38X]

    Cleveland sacred landmarks [NA5235.C54 C53 1990X]

    A guide to Cleveland's sacred landmarks by Foster Armstrong, Richard Klein, and Cara Armstrong [F499.C63 A76 1992]

    Distinguished homes of Shaker Heights : an architectural overview by Richard N. Campen [NA7238.S48 C36 1998]


    Jonathan Goldsmith, pioneer master builder of the Western Reserve by Elizabeth G. Hitchcock [NA737.G57 H57]
    The life and works of Charles Frederick Schweinfurth, Cleveland architect, 1856-1919 [NA737 .S358 P47 1967A]

    Charles F. Schweinfurth [Q NA735.C6 S39 1897]

    Clarence Mack : houses of distinction by Ann Marie Wieland [Q NA737.M185 W54 2001]

    [Arthur Nelson Oviatt collection of architectural plans] [F NA737.O936 A67 1891]

    [Clarence Mack collection, 1914-2000 : photographs of residences, with miscellaneous documents] [NA7239 .M33 A4 1914]

    A Cleveland legacy: the architecture of Walker and WeeksbtEric Johannesen [NA737.W264 J66 1999]

    Walker & Weeks CollectionWalker and Weeks Architecture Collection [NA2540 .W35 1911] 

    [Midland Bank, Public Square] [technical drawing] by Walker & Weeks. [NA6243.C53 M53 1923] 

    [Williamson Building] [technical drawing] [F F499.C68 W55 1923]

    Bond store : architectural renderings by Walker & Weeks, Architects [FR.B. NE2148 .B66]

    [Bingham building, two architectural renderings] [art original] [F499 .C68 B56 1915]

    Louis Rorimer : a man of style by Leslie A. Pina [NK2004.3.R67 P5 1990]

    Richard Fleischman : spaces to be shared by Richard Fleischman [NA737.F54 A4 1996]
    Graham Gund Architects [NA737.G717 A4 1993]
    Gund Partnership by introduction by Paul Goldbergerm [NA737.G83 A4 2008]


    A history of Cleveland, Ohio by by Samuel P. Orth ; with numerous chapters by special contributors [F499.C6 O7]

    Cleveland : the making of a city by by William Ganson Rose [F499.C6 R76 1990X]
    A heritage of books : a selected bibliography of books and related materials on Cleveland to be found at the Cleveland Public Library by by Matthew F. Browarek [Z1324.C65 B76 1984X]

    A checklist for property research in Cleveland & Cuyahoga County. Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, 2006. Available online at GO TO “DO RESEARCH: HISTORY & GEORGRAPHY “

    Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, [1989?] GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS http:btbtmemory.loc.govbtammembtcollectionsbthabs_haerbtindex.html

    National Register of Historic Places. http:btbtwww.nps.govbthistorybtnrbt


    Building Ohio : a traveler's guide to Ohio's rural architecture by by Jane Ware [NA730.O3 W369 2002]

    Building Ohio : a traveler's guide to Ohio's urban architecture by by Jane Ware [NA730.O3 W37 2001]

    Historic buildings of Ohio by Walter C. Kidney [NA730.O3 K52]

    Early homes of Ohio by by I. T. Frary [F492 .F73]

    A guide to historic houses in Ohio open to the public by compiled by Elizabeth P. Allyn, Elisabeth H. Tuttle [F492 .A44 1996]


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