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Charleston Courthouse Square Bibliography


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Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



Additional Resources

Blumenson, John J. G. Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1997.

Easter-Shick, Nancy and Douglas K. Meyer. Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois. Charleston, IL: Rardin Graphics, 1985.

Easter-Shick, Nancy and Bonnie Brooks Clark. 'Round the Square: Life in Downtown Charleston, Illinois, 1830-1998. Charleston, IL: Easter-Schick Publishing, 1999.

Gelernter, Mark. A History of American Architecture. Hanover, NH: University of New England Press, 1999.

Longstreth, Richard. The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2000.

McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Parker, John Henry. A Concise Glossary of Architecture Terms. London: Studio Editions, 1992.

Parkinson, John Scott. "Bloody Spring; The Charleston, Illinois, Riot and Copperhead Violence during the American Civil War." Ph.D.diss., Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), 1998.

Perrin, W.H., A.A. Graham and D.M. Blair. The History of Coles County, Illinois. Chicago: William Le Baron Jr. & Co., 1879. Reprint, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969.

Poppeliers, John, S. Allen Chambers and Nancy B. Schwartz. What Style is It? Washington, D.C." The Preservation Press, 1979.

Rifkind, Carole. A Field Guide to American Architecture. New York: The New American Library, 1980.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, Jan. 1892.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, Aug. 1896.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, Mar. 1902.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, Feb. 1910.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, July 1919.

Sanborn Insurance Map, Charleston, IL, Jan. 1929.

Tax records, Coles County Tax Assessor.

Upton, Dell. Architecture in the United States. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Whiffen, Marcus. American Architecture Since 1780: A Guide to the Styles. Revised edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1992.


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