New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.
Brown provides background on New Haven’s neighborhoods and historic roads. The chapter on the Westville and Edgewood provided photographs and historical narrative which I found extremely helpful in understanding the evolution of the neighborhood, discussing architects, buildings and renovations.
The American City; What Works, What Doesn’t.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood.
Santa Monica Press, 2002.
Old House Plans: Two Centuries of American Domestic Architecture.
Universe Books, New York, 1978
This collection of thirteen building styles popular in North America from the seventeenth the early years of the twentieth century shows elevations, floor plans, perspective and detail drawings taken from period sources. This covers styles located in Westville.
Harley, J. B.
The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
This scholar and historian presents his philosophy of cartographic history and the meaning of maps. These essays provided a social perspective and illustrate how the creation of maps is not necessarily a simple representation of reality.
Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830
. The University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
The author provides a history of urban dwellings and the people who built them and lived in them. One aspect of this book that is directly helpful is that different types of town houses are considered, the merchant’s house, the servants’ quarter, the widow’s dower and more. Also floor plans and photographs are included to further clarify the differences.
Howe, Barbara and Dolores Fleming, et al.
Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History.
AltaMira Press, 1987.
The authors provide information on researching the social, cultural, and technological history of particular houses or neighborhoods. Written records, construction techniques, and putting together a house history are all included, as well as even why it would be of interest to explore a home’s history.
Krygier, John, and Denis Wood.
Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design
. Guilford Press, New York, 2005.
Keister, Kim. “Charts of Change,”
45, no.3, May-June, 1993.
This article described the importance of Sanborn maps from a historic perspective, helping the understand the evolution of the built environment
Vision in the Sky: New Haven’s Early Years, 1638-1783.
Hamden: Linnet Books, 1989.
Bird’s Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities.
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1998
Artifacts and the American Past.
American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, 1980.
This book includes several essays describing teaching and learning history through artifacts. Particularly useful was Chapter 3 on Past Cityscapes: Uses of Cartography in Urban History
Cultural History and Material Culture: Everyday Life, Landscapes, Museums.
UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Built in Boston: City and Suburb 1800-2000.
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000.
This book provides many illustrations, maps and photographs; particularly useful were the descriptions and floor plans of the three decker apartment buildings.
Shumway, Floyd and Richard Hegel, eds.
New Haven: An Illustrated History
. Woodland, CA: Windsor Publishing Co., 1981
Shumway, Floyd M. and Richard Hegel,
New Haven: A Topographical History
. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1988.
Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press, 1990.
Power of Maps.
New York: Guilford Press,1992.
Many references to young learners and their perspectives on maps
Architecture in the United States.
Oxford University Press, 1998.
The author provides insight into five themes: community, nature, technology, money and art. Most useful was discussion of architecture as a way of defining relationships within communities
Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic.
Oxford University Press, 2008.