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History libraries and other collections often offer really unique sources for researching a building or neighborhood. Collections usually include atlases, building permits, directories, indexes, and photographs. For questions about historical buildings architectural guidebooks are a good place to start. City directories are great for finding the historical records of a building. Heritage Documentation Programs Historic American Buildings Survey provdes some really unique information.
There are many reasons for wanting to learn more about specific buildings and neighborhoods. The questions that can be asked about buildings are endless. Creative marketers can use the tools listed in these posts to find exactly what they need, but it may take some time to locate the best source for your specific purpose. Because there are so many really useful and interesting resources, I have split them into three posts. The first, covers public records and periodical indices. The second will survey many of the free and subscription databases available. Historical records are the focus of the third post.