Historic American Buildings Survey

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Historic American Buildings Survey

(HABS)
A documentation program initiated in 1993 to collect measured drawings, photographs, and historical and architectural data with the help of teams of architects and architectural students, and deposit them for public use in the Library of Congress. To date it includes thousands of drawings, photographs and data that have been published in scores of catalogs.

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)

A collection of measured drawings, photographs, and records of American buildings, constructions, and sites that (a) are of particular historic interest, significance, or are representative of a particular architectural style; (b) represent important methods of construction; (c) were designed by a major architect; and/or (d) are typical of work by an ethnic group within the United States. Housed in the Library of Congress, HABS represents an important, useful, and significant resource. Address: National Park Service, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013-7127.
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