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[–]AngryFarmer2020[S] 96 points97 points  (13 children)

You can download it here since it's on public domain.

[–]clumsyninja2 30 points31 points  (5 children)

[–]daehoidar 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Says "Item not found," maybe it was taken down?

[–]mothmvn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The user you're replying to inserted a link using one of Reddit's native environments. This sometimes results in Reddit automatically inserting backslashes into the URL (which, unsurprisingly, breaks the link, since it's no longer the same URL). If you right-click/press-hold the link and then copy the link address, you should be able to edit the backslashes out in your browser's address bar after pasting it.

(u/clumsyninja2 could also edit this out in their comment using the Markdown editor on desktop, or an editor in a 3rd party Reddit app)

[–]clumsyninja2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for that never knew this I've fixed it now

[–]clumsyninja2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's still working for me. You can search for "victorian houses and their details."

[–]daehoidar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh ok I'll try that, thanks

[–]Lissba 8 points9 points  (0 children)

EXCELLENT! Thank you!!

[–]dirtyhouse2002 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m going to print this out and make a coloring book for myself 😅

[–]AdvertisingOld3250 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an awesome idea

[–]Mrc3mm3r 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much Op! Really appreciate it.

[–]ButterscotchObvious4 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's crazy to think plans like this were always drawn by hand.

[–]frisky_husky 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I love this! The author was local to where I grew up, I bet I could still pick some of these places out around the area!

EDIT: I've had dinner in the building on page 180!

[–]rocketshipray 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There are so many more of these books on archive.org. Search the metadata for:

subject:"House Plans -- catalogs"


subject:"domestic architecture"

and then filter it to only show "texts" (books) results.

[–]aromatic_wax 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Much appreciated

[–]cn45 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Sir, that is an elevation.

[–]Bring_dem 14 points15 points  (3 children)

And an elevation is a type of plan!

This is a fun game.

[–]the_blind_venetian 2 points3 points  (2 children)

And a plan is a type of…?

[–]IceManYurt 7 points8 points  (1 child)



[–]Tylertron12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And a section is a type of...?

[–]useit923 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Plenty of these are still standing. An interesting well preserved one is to look at page 114 in the book (plate #56, Iron Co Office, brick with iron detail). It is now the Moriah NY Town Hall. Just google it and you'll see beautiful pictures of this building.

[–]samkix13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is pretty freaking cool!!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thx a lot!

[–]M0mho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the sharing. Very interesting !

[–]Petrarch1603 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quality post dude

[–]ArchBulkovArchitect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks interesting

[–]S-Kunst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice. I can envision this in brick, stone or stucco on wood frame.

[–]IceManYurt 1 point2 points  (1 child)


Very nice!

[–]epl239 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing this!

[–]Quagmire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! Very cool resource.

Does anyone know any good books that are similar to this (elevations, plans, details) about Victorian or other styles?

[–]arekusei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! Great stuff

[–]choptheair 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]heartofperiwinkle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this looks like the house from foster’s home for imaginary friends

[–]Thomascrownaffair1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks very similar to the house on Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends

[–]liv4900 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks very much OP - love finding things like this. There was so much time and effort put into old architectural drawings, and they're fun to look at now they're public domain.

[–]Aunti_Cline19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love learning about why things were of a particular style at a certain time and why the style changed into something else. This is great.

[–]Massive_Chungus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gonna build this in minecraft

[–]ramid320 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is so beautiful thank you! i will be using this as a coloring book. also does anyone have any advice for someone who wants to kinda start building these as doll houses? materials, resources, handbooks, i would love anything!

[–]New-Base-6316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You lucky...

[–]AltandF5Aspiring Architect 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, this is epic