How to Research Your House


Modesto Architecture Research Guide

Uncovering Your Architectural Heritage in Modesto

Researching the history of your house, building, or property can be a fun and engaging project. You might uncover stories, bits of information, maps, and historic photos that will enrich the experience of living in your house.

Start your project by reading and completing the tasks in the Modesto Art Museum publication, Researching Your Modesto Property.

Some helpful links:

Historic Modesto Neighborhoods

Modesto Heritage Links and Resources

Craftsman Style Guide

 County GIS site or the Modesto GIS site.

Bureau of Land Management

The Smithsonian has published this helpful guide to exploring your house history: House Detective: Finding History in Your Home