Some Books About Colorado Springs the Near and Old North End Neighborhoods:

•   Colorado College: A Place of Learning by Robert D. Loevy (Colorado College, 1999)

•   Coming of Age in Colorado Springs, 1945-1955 by Judy Finley (Colorado Springs [s.n.], 1994.

•   Design Guidelines for the North Weber/Wahsatch Historic District, City of Colorado Springs by Main Street Design (Colorado Springs: Comprehensive Planning Division, 1990.) Online Version

•   General William Jackson Palmer: Man of Vision by George L. Anderson (Colorado College, 1960)

•   The King of Cripple Creek: The Life and Times of Winfield Scott Stratton, the First Millionaire from the Cripple Creek Gold Strike by Marshall Sprague (Friends of the Pikes Peak Regional Library District, 1994

•   The Lives of James John Hagerman: Builder of the Colorado Midland Railway by John J. Lipsey (Golden Bell Press, 1968)

•   Newport in the Rockies: The Life and Good Times of Colorado Springs by Marshall Sprague (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1987)

•   North End Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination by Elaine Freed (Colorado Springs [s.n.], 1982) describes those features of the Old North End that made it eligible for the National Register.

•   North End Historic District Design Guidelines by Mark Nelson and Deborah Abele (Available from the Old North End Neighborhood association for a recommended donation of $5.00.

•   Pikes Peak: Legends of America’s Mountain by James McChristal (Sierra Grande Press, 1999)

•   A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts by Thomas J. Noel (University of Colorado Press, 2000)

•   Preserving the Great Plains & Rocky Mountains by Elaine Freed (Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press, 1992) In the chapter entitled “Neighborhoods and Residential Preservation,” the author traces the development and operation of the North End Homeowners Association, now called the Old North End Neighborhood.

•   Sadie’s House: A Guide to Researching Your Own House by Matt Railey. (May be purchased from the Old North End Neighborhood for $10)

•   Exploring The Old North End Neighborhood of Colorado Springs:  A Guide To Its History & Architecture by Jennifer Wendler Lovell & Robert D. Loevy (May be purchased online at

•  In and Around Old Colorado City: A Walking Tour by Cathleen Norman

•  Speck:  The Life and Times of Spencer Penrose by Robert C. Olson

•  The Book of Colorado Springs by Manly Dayton Ormes & Eleanor P. Ormes



Architecture and Restoration

•  A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia & Lee McAllester

•  American Architecture:  An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Cyril M. Harris

•  How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand

•   Old House Journal Guide to Restoration.

•   Old House Journal Restoration Directory, published annually.



•  All the Way Home:  Building a Family in a Falling-Down House by David Giffels

•  Cities and Wealth of Nations:  Principles of Economic Life” by Jane Jacobs

•  City:  Urbanism and Its End by Douglas W. Rae

•  Preserving the World’s Great Cities by Anthony M. Tung

•  The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler

•  The Death & Life of Great Americn Cities by Jane Jacob



•   American Bungalow is the magazine interested in preserving and restoring the 20th Century bungalow.

•  Arts and Crafts,

•  Early Homes

•   Heritage Magazine comes with a membership to the Colorado Historical Society.

•   Old House Journal is focused on “how to” repair and restore old houses.


•   Old House Interiors is a decorating magazine for owners of older homes.


•   Preservation Magazine comes with a membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It describes what is happening in the area of historic buildings and neighborhoods across the country.  Lists events nationwide.

•  This Old House

•  Vintage



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•  (Connecticut)

• (Victorian neighborhood, New York)


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