Here are some references for Greek Revival Architecture generally as well as the McAllaster House specifically. Entries in boldface give specific mention to the house.
Architecture in Michigan, a representative photographic survey, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. 1967
Architecture in Michigan (revised and enlarged), Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI. 1982 Photo: p. 28
Baker, John Milnes, A.I.A.
American House Styles, A concise guide, W. W. Norton Co., NY. 1994.
The American Builders Companion, R.P. & C. Williams, Boston, 1827.
Braun, Lilian Jackson (Lifestyle Editor)
100 Years Old . . . And Still Turning Heads, Detroit Free press, Roto Magazine, p.19, Sunday, August 14, 1955. Free Press Photos by Ray Pillsbury. Yes, this is the author of the "Cat Who . . " mysteries.
Eckert, Kathryn Bishop
Buildings of Michigan, Oxford University Press, NY. 1993. Photo and description: p. 197
Hamlin, Talbot Faulkner
Greek Revival Architecture in America; being an account of important trends in American architecture and American life prior to the war between the states, Oxford University Press, NY. 1944 Discussion: pp. 294-295, Photo: Plate LXXXV (indistinct reprint of Major, Plate 87
The Old Houses of Michigan, Architectural Record, v. 52. pp. 227-240, September, 1922.
Lenawee County Abstract Office
Title Abstract, Tecumseh Public Library
Lorch Papers, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Aa 12-25 Historic American Buildings Survey: a typescript document dated January 15, 1934 listing buildings visited by Wenzell and McDonnell on Jan. 12 and 13, 1934. Mistakenly lists 511 as the address for #14 (MacAlaster House), and confuses east and west.
Aa 13-71 Several drafts of a brief description of the McAllister house, including handwritten notes with small sketches of both this and the Anderson House. Includes notations: HABS/sent.
Aa 18 Two photos of the McAllister house. One dated 2/2/34 and Owner Ray Smith on reverse.
Major, Howard, A.I.A.
The Domestic Architecture of the early American Republic: The Greek Revival, L.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia and London. 1926. Photo: Plate 87
McAlester, Virginia and Lee
A Field Guide to American Homes, Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 1996
McKee, Harley J.
Michigan: list of measured drawings, photographs, and documentation in the survey of 1965, and complete listings of Michigans HABS records, Historical Society of Michigan, Lansing, 1967.
Michigan State Administrative Board
Michigan: a Guide to the Wolverine State, Oxford university Press, NY, 1946.
Architecture of the Old Northwest Territory, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1950. Description: PP. 116-117, Photo: Plate LXVII credit; University of Illinois Corpus of American Architecture
Proctor, Diane E.
Beyond the Boulevard: Historic Buildings of Tecumseh, Michigan, Tecumseh Historical Society, Tecumseh, MI. 1996. Description: P. 27
A Field Guide to American Architecture, Plume, NY, 1980
Style of Ornaments, Grossett and Dunlap, NY. 1908? Reprinted by Dover.
The Yawger House at Tecumseh, Mich, Lorch Papers, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor. Newspaper clipping, no source.
One Hundred Years, a Country Town:the Village of Tecumseh, Tecumseh Historical Society, 1968
Scrapbooks, Tecumseh Public Library
American Shelter, An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home, The Overlook Press, Woodstock NY. 1981 Mentions Michigan variant p. 111
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