I titled this section Structures. The links include buildings and structures of American Railroads, Concrete farm buildings, plans for homes c.1920, sheds, coal sheds and various offices and yard conveniences.

Buildings and Structures of American Railroads: A Reference Book for Railroad Managers, Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Engineers, Architects, and Students

This work is intended to serve as a reference book for Railroad Managers, Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Engineers, Architects, Students, and others connected with the various departments of railroading or kindred interests, who are desirous of obtaining data as to the existing practice on American railroads relating to any of the subjects discussed in the book. Extracts from the first sixteen chapters were previously published in serial form in the Railroad Gazette, and met with favorable and encouraging comments. (….)

Walter Gilman Berg
1893 – 500 pages

Small Farm Buildings of Concrete: A Booklet of Practical Information for the Farmer and the Rural Contractor

Small Farm Buildings of Concrete
PART I of this booklet is intended o furnish specific information on the construction of foundations, floors, walls and roofs of small concrete farm buildings, while Part II gives instructions and plans for putting up dairy buildings, ice houses, hog and poultry houses, root cellars and other similar structures of concrete. (….)

Universal Portland Cement Company – 1914 – 158 pages

Building Plans for Modern Homes

This book has been published in response to many requests for a collection of plans of attractive, moderate cost homes, from persons who contemplate building, but who desire to study the different styles of architecture and arrangement of rooms, so they may select the type of house best suited to their requirements before deciding upon the details of their own home, which should be tasteful and inviting on its exterior, and must, above all things, be convenient and homelike inside, as the properly designed dwelling stands for comfort, easy housekeeping and cozy homemaking. (….)

Frederick Henry Gowing – 1920 – 110 pages

The Book of Lumber Shed Construction: For Retail Lumber Yards, Etc., Also Lime Houses, Coal Sheds, Sash and Door Rooms, Offices and Shed and Yard Conveniences

The design of this work is to promulgate the principles which should be recognized and followed in shed building. A large number of sheds have been visited and each studied with a view to discovering its strong and weak points. There are disappointed shed builders by the hundreds. In some instances they have put thousands of dollars into a shed and then learned that it was deficient in some important respect—in ventilation, foundation, roof, size of the sash and door room, dimension of the bins. Their error was in building without first knowing what would best suit their purpose, and how to build. They were not to the pains or expense of investigating. The writer was consulted regarding the erection of a shed which was to be a duplicate of one located not 50 miles distant from the town of the yard man who proposed to build. The thing for him to have done was to visit the shed resembling that which he was to occupy, adopt its favorable features and reject those which appeared to him unfavorable, yet evidently he did not think he would be repaid for the pains and expense. (…)

Met Lawson Saley – 1909 – 176 pages