Cleveland and Ohio Architecture

Armstrong, Foster et all. A Guide to Cleveland’s Sacred Landmarks. Kent State University Press, 1992.

Campen, Richard N. Architecture of the Western Reserve, 1800-1900 Cleveland, 1971.

Campen, Richard N. Outdoor Sculpture in Ohio. Chagrin Falls, 1980.

Gaede, Robert C. and Kalin, Robert, eds. Guide to Cleveland Architecture. 1st ed.,1991. 2nd ed., 1997. Cleveland: AIA Cleveland, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. View as PDF

Gibans, Nina Freedlander Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home 1930-1970. View as PDF

Herrick, Clay Jr. Cleveland Landmarks. Cleveland, 1980.

Johannesen, Eric. Cleveland Architecture, 1876-1976. Cleveland, 1976.

Johannesen, Eric. A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks. and Cleveland Architecture 1876-1976. Cleveland, 1979, published by the Western Reserve Historical Society

Peale-Schofield’s, Mary. Landmark Architecture of Cleveland. 1976, Pittsburgh: Ober Park Associates, Inc

Van Tassel, David O. and John J. Grabowski. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Cleveland, 1987.

General Architecture

Baird, Phillipe, ed. Construction (First Discovery Book X). New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997.

Barton, Byron. Building a House. New York: Puffin Books, 1984.

Brown, G.Z. et all. Sun, Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001. An excellent book with clear illustrations showing how buildings react to the environment.

Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1942) 1988. A Caldecott winner from 1943 shows a little house in the country watching the years go by as the city grows closer.

Chiras, Daniel D. The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000.

Cooney, Barbara. Island Boy. New York: Viking Kestrel, 1998. A little boy grows and watches his beloved island homeland change into a busy vacation spot for tourists. He and his family attempt to preserve their traditions and respect the past.

Cooper, Eisha. Building. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1999.

Crisp, Peter. The Parthenon (Great Buildings). Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997.
Gibbons, Gail. How a House is Built. New York: Holiday House, 1990.

Macaulay, David. Building Big. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Macaulay, David. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Macaulay, David. Pyramid. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

Macaulay, David. Unbuilding. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980.

MacDonald, Fiona and Mark Bergin, illust. Roman Colosseum. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1996.

Merriman, Eve and Dan Yaccarion, illust. Bam, Bam, Bam. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.

Montez, Michelle, illust. 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth. Earth Works Groups. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel, 1990.

Moorcraft, Christine. The Taj Mahal (Great Buildings). Austin TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998.

Pryor, Bonnie and Beth Peck illust. The House on Maple Street. New York: W. Morrow, 1987. Two young girls imagine how the are around their home had changed over the 300 years.

Salvadon, Mario. The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Architecture and Engineers, 3rd ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1990.

Stewart, Sarah and David Small, illust. The Journey. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001. An Amish girl visits Chicago for the first time. The story presents a good comparison between rural and urban life.

Upton, Dell, ed. America’s Architectural Roots: Ethnic Groups the Built America. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995.

Television and Video Programs

Shaker Heights-Shaker Life videos on Shaker heritage topics available at the Moreland Room of the Shaker Heights Public library:

#55: The City We Call Home: The Story of Building Community, February 1996.

#112: Creating the Valley of God's Pleasure: Pioneers, Shakers, and the Vans, February 1996.

#65: The Gardens of Coventry and North Park, 1984.

#171: Preserving Historic Shaker Heights: The New Century Challenge, May 1995.

#113: Shaker Historical Society Presents a Designated Event of the Cleveland Bicentennial Committee. "The Era of the Vans: The Van Sweringen Brothers' Journey from Doan's Corners to Shaker Heights," October 1996.

#180: Shaker Life Archives 1: Shaker Heights for New Citizens.

#190: Shaker Life Archives 12: Shaker House Colors.

#192: Shaker Life Archives 14: Historical Museum.

#195: Shaker Life Archives 17: House Tour with Marcia Doering.

#201: Shaker Life Archives 23: Shaker Square Home and Garden Tour.

#182: Shaker Life Archives 3: Shaker Square at the Crossroads.

#185: Shaker Life Archives 6: Shaker Heritage.

#187: Shaker Life Archives 8: Van Sweringen Influence.

#92: Shaker Style: Tudor, Georgian, and French. Landmark Commission Tours 1994-1996, Fall 1997.

#60: Through the Eyes of Doan Brook: Shaker Heights before the Lake, April 1996.

also see: Yesterday's Lakewood on the Cleveland Memory Project