Brick: A Catalog History Using the APT Building Technology Heritage Library
The Building Technology Heritage Library is a free, online research library of pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books, and builder’s technical guides.
Mike Jackson, FAIA is preservation architect in Springfield IL. He was the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in Illinois from 2009 – 2013. He was the Chief Architect for the Illinois SHPO from 1983-2013 and was actively involved in the review of thousands of Illinois historic properties undergoing renovation. He is an active member of the Assoc. for Preservation Technology (APT) and Co-Chair of the Codes and Standards Technical Committee. He also directs the APT Building Technology Heritage Library, a free online archive of pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, builder’s guides, technical manuals, house plan catalogs and building codes. He is active in the national movement for downtown revitalization through an economics and design training program called Upstairs Downtown. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in New York.