On March 1, 2019 the 10,000th document was added to the APT Building Technology Heritage Library, a free on-line archive of period architectural trade catalogs, house plans books, and technical building literature. The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is a project of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and is hosted by the Internet Archive. The 10,000th document was a 1904 tile, terra cotta, and fireplace catalog from a French Company: Emile Muller & Cie. This document is from the collection of Prof. Miles Lewis of Melbourne Australia, the latest of several private libraries that have been added to this increasingly international archive. Mike Jackson, the co-chair of this project said "This product catalog is a perfect example of the wonderful resources APT is making available to the public. It is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive overview of ceramic tile and architectural terra cotta available in turn-of-the-century France. This is also a rare document that could only be found in a couple of research libraries and is now available to everyone."
Building Technology Heritage Library reaches 10,000 documents milestone
Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019