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Historic American Buildings Survey

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Since 2000, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings.

The original HABS/HAER files are individual TIF images; we've downloaded them from the LOC and converted them to PDF documents for convenience. Be advised that these are huge files which would crash a Web browser--download them instead!

In addition to the files in this category, look for HABS/HAER documentation of San Francisco's cable car system in our railroad downloads section.

The records in HAER were created for the U.S. Government and are considered to be in the public domain. It is understood that access to this material rests on the condition that should any of it be used in any form or by any means, the author of such material and the Historic American Engineering Record of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service at all times be given proper credit. For information on HAER, visit Built In America: Historic American Buildings Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present, Library of Congress American Memory Project.


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Three documents covering the historic Auditorium Building in downtown Chicago.

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An all-too-brief look at Chicago's Grand Central Station (B&O, CGW)

HABS drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house, Chicago

Text and photos from the HABS survey of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house in Chicago.
Drawings and descriptive text covering one of California's earliest freeway projects.
A detailed text covering the history of the Pullman Company's plant on Chicago's south side.
Captions of photos in the Pullman HABS survey (photos not here yet)
Drawings of the Pullman works
A classic office building designed by Burnham and Root in the 1890's, with the lobby remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909.
The Schiller Building (known later as the Garrick Theater) was designed by Louis Sullivan. It was demolished in 1961.
Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s massive mail-order plant in Chicago, including photos, drawings, and text. Warning--29mb file!
Description and drawings of the General's Highway, in California's Sequoia National Park.
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