You can find out a lot about how your house might have looked when it was new by leafing through magazines from the period your house was built.
- Better Homes and Gardens (July 1925-present)
- House & Garden (1904-2007) Like a lot of magazines, House & Garden has changed its name over time. Issues from 1904-1993 were called House & Garden; from 1996-1997 it was called Conde Nast House & Garden, and then from 1998-2007 the name was House & Garden again.
- House Beautiful (1897-present)
- Sunset (1898-present) Sunset was one of the first magazines to celebrate ranch-style houses, and their annual "Idea House" building project has generated dozens of creative and dynamic house designs over the years.
All of these magazines are available for you to browse at Central Library, on the second floor, in the Periodicals Room. Ask the friendly librarians in the Periodicals Room to help you locate the specific issues or date range you need!
Questions? Ask the Librarian!