American Library of Congress building plans

Discussion in 'Plans & Blueprints' started by MasonJar, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  2. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Whoa!! So much for sleep tonight......and the next night. Thanks so much for the LOC link. This is great!!
  3. Art Decko

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    I love the LofC architectural database, it's an outstanding resource, but it has two major flaws.

    First, it has an inexcusably terrible interface for searching. Search results are text only - no thumbnails for a database of photos and graphics! Not very useful when sifting through hundreds of search results (you have to click on each one, some take a long time to load). Secondly, you can't link to individual pages - they appear to have temporary URLS.

    It's a wonderful, massive treasure trove, but those two flaws can make it frustrating to use.
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    You are correct about those 2 problems is why I download all I find that is of any interest and archive on my computer. I guess we can tell I spend a lot of time on that site.

    I've also found the search on this page to work well http://memory.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html.

    Dave
  5. b28_82

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    There's quite a wealth of information out there for any scratch builder let alone any modeler!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    You know whats cool? My Grandma & Grandpa's (dad's parents) house's drawings and floor plan are on there, along with the school my dad went to as a child!

    Dad's school, closed up, in the late 90's it was torn down, and the school district relocated (from a separate, larger school), to a new building about 1/4 mile from this location, where I graduated!
    http://tinyurl.com/6xef26

    Grandparents house:
    http://tinyurl.com/5jtlwy
    http://tinyurl.com/5zsxz6

    Sadly they do not have any photos of the grandparents house.
  7. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    That's so cool Josh! I didn't think to look for those type of historical buildings. The Sears homes where really popular back then in fact the home I grew up in was a mail order home. The entire home cam pre-fab on a truck and all you do is put it together. My dad was telling me about it.
    Dave
  8. jbaakko

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    Yeah, its quite impressive how much info there was on Quincy Mining Co. operations... I was drooling over ALL the info. And rekindling memories in my dad's head over the phone.
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    Great find, but really puzzling. This is THE Library of Congress, right? And they do not know the definition of an "aerial tramway"?