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Kit Houses

A guide to provide basic information on kit houses, as well as to provide links to resources on these prefabricated houses.

Where Can I Find These Materials on Campus?

Most books on Kit Houses can be found in one of two places on the College Park campus. The first is the Architecture Library, located on the first floor of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The shelves are browseable and most of the materials there can be checked out. The second is Hornbake Library, which houses the campus's Archives and Manuscripts as well as its many special book collections. The materials in this library are non-circulating, which means that they must be read in the Special Collections Research Room in Hornbake, the Maryland Room. The Maryland Room has different hours than the library itself, so double-check them before you plan your visit. When you search the catalog, pay special attention to the location of each book, as they may be located in different libraries.

For additional sources check,  McKeldin Library, the main campus library. The shelves are also browseable and most of the materials there can be checked out.

Click here for a campus map showing library locations.

Recommended Books

Original Kit House Catalogs

Reprinted Kit House Catalogs

Supplementary Catalogs