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Architectural Aids

 

Glossary of Architectural Terminology - includes terms to help you better describe architecture
Field Guide to Apartment Building Architecture - an illustrated overview providing a simple way to identify building parts, styles and materials
Architecture Styles: Spotter's Guide 1 - provides fundamentals of architectural styles
Architecture Styles: Spotter's Guide 2 - a great resource for the street; provides brief histories and lists architectural call-outs
"The Architectural Development and Character of Multiple Dwellings," from the Upper West Side - Central Park West Historic District designation report - learn more about typical Upper West Side building types
 
 
How to Interpret A NYC Tax Block and Lot Map