Vancouver House Styles Hub


Below are resources that can be used for further reading, including sources that have been useful in creating the Vancouver House Styles webtool.

Web Resources – House Styles and Architecture

Antique Home – House Styles

Antique Home Style – House Styles, Types, and Terminology

DOCOMOMO – Essays on West Coast Modern style

Heritage Manitoba Architectural Terms – Guide to Architectural Terminology

Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Terms – A list of architectural terms and definitions

Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (JSSAC) – A publication with articles about architecture in Canada

Old Houses – Guide to Old House Styles and Architecture

Old House Web – Architectural Housing Styles

Ontario Architecture – Descriptions and photos of common building styles (Shannon Kyles)

Parks Canada – Buildings of Canada

This Old House – American House Styles

ThoughtCo House Style Guide to the American Home –  Images and Descriptions of common house styles

Web Resources – Architects

Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800 – 1950 – biographies and works of Canadian architects

Canadian Architectural Archives – collection of the works of 20th century Canadian architects

Web Resources – Archival House Plans & Building Catalogues

Antique Home  – House Plans

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Plan books – House Plans published by CMHC 1949 – 1974

Building Technology Heritage Library – Pre-1964 trade catalogues, house plans and building guides

Canadian Architect and Builder: a journal of modern construction methods 1888 – 1908

Sears Home Catalogue – Prefabricated homes from 1908 – 1940

Book Resources – House Styles

Carlson, Keith (ed) (2001) A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Historical Atlas. Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver.

Chalmers, Graeme and Frances Moorecroft (1981) British Columbia Houses: Guide to styles of domestic architecture in British Columbia. Western Educational Development Group, Vancouver.

Cragoe, Carol Davidson (2008) How to Read Buildings: A crash course in architectural styles. Rizzoli.

Denhez, Marc (1994) The Canadian Home: From cave to electric cocoon. Dundurn Press Limited, Toronto.

Gottfried, Herbert, and Jan Jennings (2009) American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors: 1870 – 1960. W.W Norton & Company Inc, New York.

Kalman, Howard, and Robin Ward (2012) Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide. Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver.

Kalman, Harold (2000) “Domestic Architecture” in A Concise History of Canadian Architecture. Oxford University Press, Canada.

Maitland, Leslie, Shannon Ricketts, and Jacqueline Hucker (2003) A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles, 2nd Edition. University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, Toronto.

McAlester, Virginia and Lee McAlester (1984) A Field Guide to American Houses. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York.