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Research Resources

In addition to digitizing architectural drawings, the Library also makes available a wide variety of supplementary resources that can aid users such as research guides, data-sets, digitized resources, and resource lists.

Researching House and Building Histories

This research guide provides guidance on how to investigate the history of a building, particularly those in Toledo and Lucas County. Links to available online databases and indices are included, as well as information on physical resources available in the Library.

Toledo Firms Over Time

Architectural firms change name over time as the named partners found a new firms, join a firm, or retire or resign. These timelines provide reference for the changes present as Toledo-area firms evolved and changed over time. This information was found by referencing Toledo city directories.

Digitized Resources

The Library is always expanding access to unique collections by digitizing materials and making them available online. Find photographs, maps, atlases, scrapbooks, monographs and more that have been scanned here.

Resource Bibliography

Additional resources useful for architectural research are including here, including books digitized from the Blade Rare Book Room, historic district commission websites, books from the Library's circulating collection, books and periodicals digitized by other organizations, and more.