Common Residential Architectural Styles in Whittier to 1950

To see examples of typical character-defining features for popular architectural styles in Whittier (i.e., roof forms, windows, doors, siding, building materials and etc.) please review the information below.

Remember, the information provided is intended to serve as a basic reference guide only. The architectural history and character-defining features of specific building styles can be found by referencing authoritative sources such as:

  • A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Lee McAlester
  • The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture by Rachel Carley
  • American House Styles: A Concise Guide by John Milnes Baker
  • Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945 by John J.-G. Blumenson
  • The Abrams Guide to American House Styles┬áby William Morgan
  • American Homes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture - A landmark reference with more than 1,000 illustrations, elevations, and plans by Lester Walker
  • American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home by Gerald L. Foster
  • Architecture & Design Books by Dover Publications