General Historic Preservation

  1. California Office of Historic Preservation. 1995. Manual for Recording Historical Resources.
  2. McAlester, Virginia & Lee. 2005. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred Knopf.
  3. Murtagh, William J. 2006. Keeping Time:  The History and Theory of Preservation in America. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  4. Semes, Steve W. 2009. The Future of the Past:  A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism and Historic Preservation. New York: Norton.
  5. Tyler, Norman. 2000. Historic Preservation:  An Introduction to its History, Principles and Practice. New York; W.W Norton & Company.

Additional Historic Preservation Reading

  1. Alanen, Arnold and Robert Melnick (editors). 2000. Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  2. Barthel, Diane. 1996. Historic Preservation. Collective Memory and Historical Identity. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  3. Blumenson, John J.G. 1981, second edition. Identifying American Architecture. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
  4. Butchart, Ronald E. 1986. Local Schools. Exploring Their History. Nashville: The American Association for State and Local History.
  5. Cohen, Nahoum. 1999. Urban Conservation. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
  6. Dubrow, Gail Lee and Jennifer B. Goodman. 2003. Restoring Women’s History through Historic Preservation. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  7. Garvin, Alexander. 1996. American City. New York Mc Graw-Hill. pp.396-426.
  8. Hamer, David. 1998. History in Urban Places. The Historic Districts of the United States. Columbus: Ohio University Press.
  9. Hayden Dolores.1989.The Grand Domestic Revolution. A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods and Cities.Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.
  10. ______________. 1995. The Power of Place. Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
  11. Kaufman, Ned. 2009. Place, Race, and Story. New York: Routledge.
  12. Larkham, Peter J. 1996. Conservation and the City. London: Routledge.
  13. Lee, Antoinette. 1992. Past Meets Future. Saving America’s Historic Environments. Washington D. C. Preservation Press.
  14. Leone, Mark P. and Neil A. Silberman. 1995. Invisible America. Unearthing Our Hidden History. New York: Henry Holt.
  15. Longstreth. Richard. The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture. Walnut Creek CA.: Altamira Press.
  16. Moe, Richard and Carter Wilkie. 1997. Changing Places. Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl. New York: Henry Holt.
  17. Morris, Maya. 1992. Innovative Tools For Historic Preservation. PAS No.438.
  18. Munoz Vinas, Salvador.2005. Contemporary Theory of Conservation. Boston: Elsevier.
  19. National Trust for Historic Preservation.1983. With Heritage So Rich. Washington D. C: Preservation Press.
  20. Page, Max and Randall Mason.2004. Giving Preservation a History. Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States. New York: Routledge.
  21. Schmickle, Bill.2007 .The Politics of Historic Districts. A Primer for Grassroots Preservation. Lanham:Altamira Press.
  22. Sherr, Lynn & Jurate Kazickas.1994.Susan B Anthony Slept Here. A Guide to American Women’s Landmarks. New York: Times Books.
  23. Starr,Kevin.1986. Inventing the Dream. California through the Progressive Era. New York: Oxford University Press.(PHDT)
  24. Stipe,Robert, E.editor.2003.A Richer Heritage. Historic Preservation in the Twenty- First Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  25. Upton, Dell. Editor. 1986.Roots:Ethnic Groups that Built America. Washington. D.C.: The Preservation Press, National trust for Historic Preservation.
  26. White, Bradford J. and Richard Roddewig.1994. Preparing a Historic Preservation Plan. PAS No.450.
  27. Wind, James P. 1990. Places of Workship. Exploring their History. Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History.

Architectural Styles, Building Types, and their Creators

  1. Andersen, Tim, Eudorah Moore and Robert Winter.1974. California Design.1910. California Design Publications. (PHDT)
  2. Bosley, Edward R. & Anne E Mallek.2008. A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft o of Greene & Greene. Merrell Publishers.
  3. Bricker, Lauren Weiss. 2008.The Mediterranean House in America. New York: Abrams.
  4. Burness, Tad. 2003.The Vintage House Book. Classic American Homes 1880-1980. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications.
  5. Current, William R. & Karen Current. 1974.Greene & Greene. Architects in the Residential Style. Forth Worth:Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.
  6. Duchscherer, Paul.1995. The Bungalow: America’s Arts and Crafts Home. New York: Penguin Studio. (PHDT)
  7. Early, James.2004. Presidio, Mission and Pueblo Spanish Architecture and Urbanism in the United States. Dallas:Southern Methodist University Press.
  8. Gellner, Arrol and Douglas Keister. 2002. Red Tile Style. New York: Viking Studio, Penguin Group.
  9. |____________________________ .2001. Storybook Style. America’s Whimsical Homes of the Twenties. New York: Viking Studio, Penguin Group.
  10. Hensman, Don & James Steele. 2004.Buff & Hensman. Balcony Press.(PHDT)
  11. Hess, Alan. 2004. The Ranch House. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.(PHDT)
  12. Hudson, Karen E. 1994. The Will and the Way. Paul Williams, Architect. New York: Rizzoli (AB)
  13. Jones, Robert T.1987.Dover Books. Kamerling, Bruce. 1993.Irving J. Gill, Architect. San Diego: Historical Society.
  14. Kamerling, Bruce.1993.Irving Gill, Architect.San Diego, CA.San Diego Historical Society.
  15. Lamprecht, Barbara. 2004. Richard Neutra.1892-1970. Survival through Design. Koln:Taschen.(PHDT)
  16. Levick, Melba (photos) & Marc Appleton (text). 2007. California Mediterranean. New York: Rizzoli.
  17. Loizeaux.1992. Classic Houses of the Twenties. New York: Dover &The Atheneum of Philadephia.
  18. Ludwig, Carolyn. 2003. Jewels in Our Crown. Churches of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Ludwig Publications.
  19. Makinson, Randell. 1977.Greene & Greene: Architecture as Fine Art. Salt Lake City & Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, Inc.(PHDT)
  20. Massey, James and Shirley Maxwell. 1998. Arts and Crafts Design in America: A State by State Guide. San Francisco,CA.: Chronicle Books.
  21. Neff, Wallace,Jr. .2000. Wallace Neff- Architect of California Golden Age. Santa Monica: Hennessey + Ingalls.(PHDT)
  22. Newcomb, Rexford. 1990.Spanish Colonial Architecture in the United States. New York: Dover. Rand, Marvin.2006.Irving J Gill: Architect.1870-1936.Utah:Gibbs Smith.
  23. Smith Bruce. 2011.Greene & Greene: Developing A California Architecture. Utah: Gibbs Smith.
  24. Tillman, Jeffrey T. 2006. Arthur Brown Jr. Progressive Classicist. New York: Norton.
  25. Trapp,Kenneth & Leslie Greene Bowman.1993. The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life. Abbeville Press.
  26. Tuttle, Kathleen.2001. Sylvanus Marston, Pasadena’s Quintessential Architect. Santa Monica: Hennessey + Ingalls.((PHDT)
  27. Watters, Sam. 2007. Houses of Los Angeles.1885-1919. New York: Acanthus Press. (AB)
  28. __________ . House of Los Angeles, 1920-1935- New York: Acanthus Press (AB).
  29. Winter, Robert. 2004.Craftsman Style. New York: Harry Abrams.(PHDT)
  30. Wilson Henry L. 1993. California Bungalows of the Twenties. New York: Dover.(PHDT)

Key People in the San Gabriel Valley

Julia Morgan

  1. Allaback, Sarah. 2008. The First American Women Architects. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
  2. Boutelle, Sarah Holmes. 1988. Julia Morgan. Architect. New York: Abbeville Press.
  3. Coffman, Taylor .2003. Building for Hearst and Morgan. Voices from the George Loorz Papers. Berkeley: Berkeley Hills Books.
  4. Loe,Nancy E., editor. 1987.San Simeon Revisited. The Correspondence between Julia Morgan and William Randoph Hearst. San Luis Obispo: Library Associates.
  5. E.Longstreth, Richard.1986 Julia Morgan, Architect. Berkeley: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association.
  6. Mc Neill, Karen.”Julia Morgan: Gender, Architecture and Professional Style”. Pacific Historical Review.229-267.
  7. Riess, Suzanne B. editor 1976. . The Julia Morgan Architectural History Project. Berkeley: The Bancroft Library. Volumes 1 and 2.
  8. Sarkis, Milad.2009. Pasadena YWCA. M.Arch Thesis Historic Preservation.
  9. Schwarzer, Michael. 2007.San Francisco:Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Area: A History & Guide.S an Francisco: William Stout.
  10. Wadsworth, Ginger. 1990.Julia Morgan: Architect of Dreams. Minneapolis: Lerner
  11. Wilson. Mark 2007. Julia Morgan . Architect of Beauty. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, Publisher. (AB)____________________. Julia Morgan. Pioneer in Green Design.
  12. Woodbridge, Sally. 1976. Bay Area Houses. Oxford University Press.

Benito Wilson

  1. Read, Nat B. 2008.Don Benito Wilson. From Mountain Man to Mayor of Los Angeles.1841 to 1878. Los Angeles:Angel City Press.(BB)

Southern California Reading

  1. Gebhard, David & Robert Winter. 2003. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publisher.
  2. Allen, James P & Eugene Turner.2002. Changing Faces, Changing Places. Mapping Southern Californians. Northridge, CA.:The Center for Geographical Studies.
  3. __________________________1997. The Ethnic Quilt. Population Diversity in Southern California. Northridge, Ca.: The Center for Geographical Studies.
  4. Deverell, William.2004. Whitewashed Adobe. The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of its Mexican Past. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  5. Duncan, Glen. 2005. Route 66 in California. Charleston: SC. Arcadia Publishing. Pitt, Leonard and Dale Pitt.1997. Los Angeles A to Z. An Encyclopedia of the City and County. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  6. Stein, Achva Benzinberg.ASLA.1996. Parks and Gardens of the Greater Los Angeles Region . Los Angeles University of Southern California.
  7. Shaw, Eva PH D. 2001. The Sun Never Sets: The Influence of the British on Early Southern California. Contributions of the British, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Canadians. Irvine: Ca. Dickens Press.



  1. Bates, Collen Dunn (editor).2006. Hometown Pasadena. The Insider Guide. Pasadena: Prospect Park.Books.
  2. Carpenter, Thomas D.1984. Pasadena: Resort Hotels and Paradise. Pasadena, California: Castle Green Times, Publisher.
  3. Conyers, Patrick, Cedar Phillips and the Pasadena Museum of History. 2007. Pasadena: A Business History. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing.
  4. Crocker, Donald W.1990. Within the Vale of Annandale: a Picture History of South Western Pasadena and Vicinity.Pasadena, Calif.
  5. Dodge, Mark Morrall. Pasadena City College: a History Commissioned on the Occasion of the Seventy- Fifth Anniversary.
  6. Foster, Janet.2006. The Queen Anne House. Harry N. Abrams.
  7. Hendrickson, Joe. 1971-1988. Tournament of Roses: The First 100 Years. A History in Words and Pictures. Los Angeles: Knapp Press.
  8. Heckman, Marlin.2001. Pasadena in Vintage Postcards. Charleston,S.C: Arcadia Publishing.
  9. Linda Vista History Book Committee (Gail Lee Davis, writer ; Barbara McKinzie-Slater, editor ; Bunny Gould, Ralph Melching, Alice Butler, Ana Maria C.Whitaker). 1988.Linda Vista: Portrait of a Neighborhood. Pasadena, California: Nugent Printing,
  10. Martin Mary L. 2008.Greetings from Pasadena. Schuffer Publishing.
  11. Martinez Roberta. 2009.Latinos in Pasadena. Charleston,S.C: Arcadia Publishing.
  12. McCloskey Jane D.1971. 6 Horses and 10 Heads.1770-1970.Pasadena.CA.:Boys’ Club of Pasadena.
  13. Pasadena Heritage,1993.The Presence of the Past [videorecording] : a Woman’s Place.
Pasadena Heritage Oral History Project 2006. : A Series of Oral History Interviews Focusing on the Desegregation of the 1986.
  14. Talking About Pasadena. Selections from Oral Histories. Pasadena: Oral History Project.
  15. Pomeroy, Elizabeth .2007. Pasadena. A Natural History. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing.
  16. Secord, Paul 2002.Homes, not Houses: the Annandale Tract of 1926.
  17. Scheid, Ann.2006. Downtown Pasadena’s Early Architecture 2006. Charleston .S.C. : Arcadia Publishing. 
__________(Lund).1999. Historic Pasadena: an Illustrated History. San Antonio, Tex.: Historical Publishing Network. (BB) & (PHDT).
  18. __________,1986. Pasadena : Crown of the Valley : an Illustrated History / pictorial research by Dan Dunkelberger and Ann Scheid ; “Partners in progress” .(B)by Robert J. Kelly. Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications.
  19. Wyllie, Romy.2000.Caltech’s Architectural Heritage:
  20. Pacific Oaks College.[videorecording] 
Pasadena Heritage,1993. The Presence of the Past [videorecording] : a Woman’s Place.
  21. Pasadena Heritage Oral History Project. 2006.: A Series of Oral History Interviews Focusing on the Desegregation of the Pasadena Unified School District / recorded by California State University at Fullerton history students. Pasadena, Calif. :
  22. ______________________________.c.2000.The History of Notable Pasadena Women; Alice Coleman Batchelder, Jesusita Mijares, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Los Angeles : Balcony Press, c2000.
  23. Wehrenberg, Cindy. 1980-1982. Index to Hiram A. Reid, History of Pasadena.compiled under the auspices of the City of Pasadena’s
Architectural and Historical Inventory, Cultural History Commission.
  24. Winter, Robert. 1999.Batchelder, Tile Maker. Los Angeles: Balcony Press.
  25. Wayte, Beverly.1993. At the Arroyo’s Edge. A History of Linda Vista. Los Angeles Historical Society of Southern California and Linda Vista/Annandale Association. (PHDT)



  1. Northrup,William M.,supervising editor ; Lona Gilbert, associate editor ; F. W. Seibel, contributing editor. 1949.Alhambra (San Gabriel – Monterey Park) Community Book


  1.  The Historical Volume and Reference Works: Los Angeles County. 1962-65. Peterson, Robert H., 1976. The Altadena’s Golden Years: more than 250 photographs of the community’s early landmarks, events, and people. Alhambra, CA. : Sinclair Print. & Litho.
  2. Zack, Michele. 2004. Altadena: Between Wilderness and City. Altadena, Calif. : Altadena Historical Society.(BB)
  3. The Historical Volume and Reference Works: Los Angeles County. 1962-65. Peterson, Robert H., 1976. The Altadena’s Golden Years: more than 250 photographs of the community’s early landmarks, events, and people. Alhambra, CA. : Sinclair Print. & Litho.
  4. Zack, Michele. 2004. Altadena: Between Wilderness and City. Altadena, Calif. : Altadena Historical Society.(BB)


  1. McAdam, Pat, 1981.Arcadia, Where Ranch and City Meet. Arcadia, Calif. : Friends of the Arcadia Public Library.
  2. Miller, Richard E. 1978.By Gads! This is Paradise : the Story of Arcadia, California. Arcadia, Calif. : Home Federal Savings & Loan Association


  1. Cornejo, Jeffrey Lawrence,Jr. 2007. Azusa. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing.


  1. Hathcock, Donald L.1954. History of Baldwin Park, California.
  2. Pinheiro,Aileen. 1999. The Heritage of Baldwin Park. Baldwin Park, Calif. : Baldwin Park Historical Society.


  1. Lehman, Anthony L.1971.Claremont’s Historic Indian Hil . Claremont, CA : Claremont Savings & Loan Association.
  2. Wright, Judy. 1980. 1982.1999. Claremont: a Pictorial History. Claremont Historic Resources Center. Pasadena, CA : Grant Dahlstrom, Inc., The Castle Press.
  3. __________.2007. Claremont Women.1887&1950. They Created a Culture.Claremont, CA.:Claremont Historical Resources


  1. Hall, Barbara Ann,Phd.2007. Covina. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing:


  1. Margiloff, Irwin, Neil Earle, and the Duarte Historical Society.2009.Duarte.Charleston SC. Arcadia Publishing.


  1. Barton,Jorane King and the El Monte Historical Society. 2006. El Monte. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing


  1. Landers, John David.2001.Glendora, California. Chicago.Illinois
  2. Price, Ryan Lee. 2008. Glendora. Charleston S.C.: Arcadia Publishing.


  1. Heckman, Marlin L. 2000.Lordsburg / La Verne: in Southern California / Marlin L. Heckman
Publisher Charleston, SC : Arcadia


  1. Wiley, John L. 1927.History of Monrovia. Pasadena,CA. : Pasadena Star-News, 1927


  1. Carter, Charles e.t al. editors.2000. Monterey Park: Then and Now. Monterey Park, CA: Monterey Park Historical Heritage Commission.
  2. Fong, Timothy.1994.The First Suburban Chinatown: the Remaking of Monterey Park, California. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


  1. Margiloff, Irwin, Gallivan, Michey and the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley. 2007. Early Pomona. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing.
  2. Lothrop, Gloria Ricci. 1988.Pomona: A Centennial History. USA: Windsor Publications. IncNeil Earle, and the Duarte Historical Society.2009.Duarte.Charleston SC. Arcadia Publishing.


  1. Hoover, J. Howard.1961. Profile of San Dimas. San Dimas, Calif. : San Dimas Press.
  2. Polos, Nicholas.1990. San Dimas: Preserving the Western Spirit .San Dimas, Calif. : N.C. Polos


  1. Cleland, Robert Glass. 1950. El Molino Viejo. Ward Ritchie Press.


  1. Apostol, Jane 1987.South Pasadena: a Centennial History: 1888-1988. [Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell ; Book design by Ward Ritchie. South Pasadena, CA. : South Pasadena Public Library,
  2. Publicity Department, South Pasadena Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank.1924.On Old Rancho San Pascual : the Story of South Pasadena. South Pasadena, Calif. : The Bank.

Thomas Rick. 2007.South Pasadena. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing.