Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey: Kentucky Photographic Collection now online

The Historic American Building Survey (HABS) was begun by the National Park Service, a division of the United States’ Department of the Interior. HABS attempts to catalog American buildings of historical, cultural, and architectural interest. Multiple formats are used to catalog the selected buildings: measured drawings, written histories, large-format photographs, etc.

This collection consists of 372 black and white silver gelatin prints taken as part of HABS. The collection is mostly comprised of private residences of historic importance, but public buildings and structures are also represented. 

The full finding aid can be seen here. 

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