Between the Columns, by Warren R. Dalton Jr. Published by the Columbia Daily Tribune, the book is a collection of Dalton’s columns from August 6, 2006 through August 1, 2010. The 304-page book features historic photographs. The deadline for ordering the book is Sept. 30, 2010. Click here to order the book via the Columbia Tribune website.

A Boone County Album, by the Committee on Historic Sites and Tours of the Columbia-Boone County Sesquicentennial Commission. Published 1971. Only used copies are available through

A Field Guide to American Houses, by Virginia McAlester, Lee McAlester, Juan Rodriguez-Arnaiz. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. This book describes and shows in photographs and drawings the styles and features of American houses. It includes a brief history of housing styles. Most importantly, it includes a Pictorial Key, which allows identification of a house by its various features, from roof form to window style.

From Southern Village to Midwestern City: Columbia, An Illustrated History, by Alan R. Havig, “Partners in Progress,” by Christoph Szechenyi. Published in cooperation with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce by Winsor Publications Inc., Woodland Hills, California. It is available for reasonable prices new and used through

Historic Downtown Columbia, by Warren Dalton Jr. and David James. Published by Show Me Cards, 2010. This 74-book features information on the downtown buildings and photographs, some historic, along with recollections by Dalton. It is organized by block and street.

Images of Our Lives Since 1901, published in cooperation with the State Historical Society and the Boone County Historical Society. Published 2001. As of May 4, 2010, there was only copy available at

The First Forty Years: A Brief History of Columbia, Missouri, Prior to 1860, by Paulina Ann Batterson. Published by Public Relations Committee, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, Missouri, 1965. This book is out of print, but is available at Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri.

Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940 (Suburban Domestic Architecture) by Cydney Millstein and Carol Grove. Published by Acanthus Press, 2008. This book is an excellent look at landmark homes, meticulously researched, well written and includes significant historical background. However, it contains only one home in Boone County and that is in Centralia.