Victorian architectural and historic links


GARDEN AND FOREST The Victorian gardening magazine, published 1888-1897

If you click on the MANAGEMENT link in the left hand column, you will find a path to wonderful things,like floorplans and original painting schemes, etc,etc,etc. Be prepared to spend a lot of time searching through pages.

THE W.H.STARK HOUSE A tour of the Stark House offers an extraordinary glimpse at the lifestyle of the prominent timber family who occupied it from 1894-1936.

LINLEY SAMBOURNE HOUSE a late Victorian townhouse,it was home to Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family from 1874. Most of its furnishings survive intact from their era. Click on link on right, "view an actor's tour of the house"


THE HERMITAGE, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. A National Historic Landmark
The history of a house that began as a small 18th century home, later remodeled as a mid 19th c. Gothic Revival Villa, fell into decay and was restored.

THE TENEMENTS OF NEW YORK, Text of Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York, published in 1890.

VICTORIAN PLUMBING, pages from 1884 catalog fixtures for bathrooms, laundries and kitchens

VICTORIAN PLUMBING, pages from 1877-1893 catalogs

VINTAGE has a nice gallery of early 1900's bathrooms and some kitchens

THE JUDGE'S LODGING 1870’s Wales, The home and courtroom of a Victorian judge.

ANTIQUE .In addition to selling refurbished stoves their site has a nice history of stoves. has information for the remodeler, the shopper, and history buff

VICTORIAN LONDON as viewed through publications of the times. Much, much information

VINTAGE lots of information on American architecture and interior design

BRICKS AND BRASS, a British site for owners of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses

PLACES IN TIME, from Bryn Mawr University. Images, documents, links to learn about the history of places and dwellings in the Greater Philadelphia area. This is one of my all-time favorite sites. The amount of information is enormous. There are floor plans for row houses and more. I’ve visited here often but there’s still so much to see. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.

ADELPHI PAPERHANGINGS sells reproduction wallpapers from 1750 to 1860

REPRODUCTION FABRICS says they have the largest selection of reproduction fabrics on the web,
1775 TO 1950

Prints and Photographs Reading Room, at the Library of Congress. You can browse or search this site and find many images of interiors etc.

Another page from the Library of Congress image library

Yet another page of Library of Congress Images.  It’s very easy to lose your way on the Library of Congress image sites, so be sure to bookmark your pages if you ever want to find them again!

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTION holds hundreds of thousands of images. I found the Victorian plumbing catalogs there, for example.

BACKROAD HOMES sells plans for many period style outbuildings. If you have a need for a new “old” carriage house, shed or barn, this is a good place to start looking.

The MINNESOTA HISTORIC SOCIETY Visual Resources database…The search page. An example search would be : kitchen, dates 1880 - 1910, in the boxes, and it will show you whatever it has available. A good reference site.

VICTORIAN PASSAGE , articles on life in the Victorian home, some info on early American included. A nice site, much interesting information.

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