A Paper Model Tour of America

Miniature architectural models can allow us to travel to other places using only our imagination. Putting together small replicas of buildings allows us to understand their structure and imagine small versions of ourselves walking right up to the front door of these famous places.

While paper model-making has never been as popular in the United States as in Europe, there are still many paper landmarks to be seen in North America. Here is a list of scale paper places you may like to visit in minature. Nowadays there are many more donloadable models available on the internet of varying quality. This list includes only those models produced as printed kits of specific buildings.

If you can contribute more information to add to the tour, please write.

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Alaska

Sitka - St. Michael's Cathedral Monte Enterprises, 1974 1:120

California

Los Angeles - LA City Hall Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:1500
19 pcs
American Landmarks ISBN: 9780486482811
Los Angeles - Old Plaza Firehouse No. 1 101 Productions, 1969 1:48
6 shts
Martinez - John Muir House 101 Productions, 1969 1:64
Monterrey - Colton Hall and Jail Monte Enterprises, 1970 1:120
35 pcs
3 shts
Pescadero - Pigeon Point Light Paper Landmarks, 2007 PPL499
San Diego - Point Loma Lighthouse Bookshelf Models, 1987
San Diego - Point Loma Lighthouse 101 Productions, 1969 1:48
4 shts
San Diego - San Diego Mission Mark Allen – San Diego Historical Society, 1997 1:160 ISBN: 088388206X
San Francisco - Alcatraz Island Lighthouse

Shipyard, 2014
Laser-cut kit

1:72 & 1:87
No. 28 & No. 29
San Francisco - Ghiridelli Square Clock Tower Monte Enterprises, 1970 1:120
3 shts
San Francisco - Museum of Modern Art Paper Landmarks, 2005 1:290 SFM599
San Francisco - Transamerica Pyramid Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:1500
4 pcs
American Landmarks ISBN: 9780486482811
San Francisco - Transamerica Pyramid

Paper Landmarks
Monochromatic laser-cut kit

1:1000 &
1:1500
 
San Francisco - Victorian Houses Linea Forma Design, 1998 1:160
60 pcs
San Mateo - Sanchez Adobe Monte Enterprises, 1969 1:120
20 pcs
2 shts
San Mateo - Woodside Store Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
17 pcs
1 sht
Santa Cruz - Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse GBH, 1986 1:48
Tiburon - Dickey House 101 Productions, 1969 1:48
4 shts
various - California Missions Bellerophon Books, 1993 32 pgs ISBN: 0486253686

Colorado

Georgetown - Maxwell House 101 Productions, 1974 1:48
5 shts

Connecticut

Mystic - Mystic Seaport Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120

Washington, DC

Washington - East Building, National Gallery of Art Victor Veldhuijzen Van Zanten – Uitgeverij Thoth, 1989 1:325
159 pcs
12 shts
ISBN: 9068680390
Washington - Jefferson Memorial Bob Mousley – Landarte Graphics, 1992 1 card  
Washington - Lincoln Memorial Mark Walker – Landarte Graphics, 1992 3 pcs
1 card
No. 15
Washington - Lincoln Memorial Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:1000
4 pcs
American Landmarks ISBN: 9780486482811
Washington - Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, White House Dell Publishing Co., 1960
Washington - National Cathedral Mark Walker – Landarte Graphics, 1992 1 card No. 11
Washington - Renwick Museum Monte Enterprises, 1971 1:120
5 shts
Washington - Smithsonian Castle Landarte Graphics, 1992 11 pcs
1 card
No. 9
Washington - U.S. Capitol Capital Models, 1976 1:384
13 shts
Washington - U.S. Capitol Domus, 1983, 1994 1:440
145 pcs
10 shts
Washington - U.S. Capitol IDA 3D, 2001 1:200
18 pcs
M25
Washington - U.S. Capitol IDA 3D, 2001 1:152
37 pcs
B24
Washington - U.S. Capitol Bob Mousley – Landarte Graphics, 1992 1 card No. 10
Washington - U.S. Capitol Micromodels, 1958 12 cards ARC XXIV
Washington - U.S. Capitol Monte Enterprises, 1975 1:240
32 shts
Washington - U.S. Capitol Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1976
Enlarged reprint of Micromodels kit
12 cards LT-3
Washington - U.S. Capitol & Washington Monument Alan Rose – Perigee Books, 1980 1:350 ISBN: 0399505342
Washington - Union Station Mark Walker – Landarte Graphics, 1992 1 card No. 12
Washington - Washington Monument Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:1000
1 pc
ISBN: 9780486482811
Washington - Washington Monument Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1997 2 pcs
1 card
LTS-6
Washington - White House A.G. Smith – Dover, 2010   White House ISBN: 9780486476810
Washington - White House Mark Walker – Landarte Graphics, 1992 8 pcs
1 card
No. 13
Washington - White House Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:750
22 pcs
ISBN: 9780486482811
Washington - White House Micromodels, 1958 5 cards
no scale
ARC XXIV
Washington - White House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
8 shts
Washington - White House OCKO, 1975 1:144
Washington - White House Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 2000
Enlarged reprint of Micromodels kit
5 shts
no scale
LTD-6

Florida

Miami - Miami Beach Art Deco Buildings Alan Rose – St. Martin’s Press, 1997 1:87
12 pgs
ISBN: 0312146795
St. Augustine - Castillo de San Marcos Landmark Creations, 1994
St. Augustine - Oldest House in St. Augustine Monte Enterprises, 1971 1:120
2 shts
Orlando, Disneyworld - Cinderella Castle Perigee Books, 1982 ISBN: 0399506543

Georgia

Savannah - Davenport House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120

Illinois

Chicago - Art Institute of Chicago Robert Basso, 1973
Chicago - Comiskey Park Bauer Diamonds 1:540
Chicago - Fort Dearborn unknown publisher, 1933
Chicago - Robie House Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1987 1:87
131 pcs
32 pgs
ISBN: 0486253686
Chicago - Robie House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
4 shts
Chicago - Robie House Victor Veldhuijzen Van Zanten – Uitgeverij Thoth, 1989 1:60
328 pcs
23 shts
ISBN: 1569705356
Chicago - Sears Tower Alan Rose – Perigee Books, 1981 1:350 ISBN: 0399505369
Chicago - Sears Tower IDA 3D, 2002 1:600
11 pcs
M03
Chicago - Sears/Willis Tower Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:3000
19 pcs
ISBN: 9780486482811
Chicago - Stock Exchange Chris Ware – WBEZ radio premium, 2004 1 sht
Chicago - Water Tower Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:400
9 pcs
ISBN: 9780486482811
Chicago - Wrigley Field Bauer Diamonds 1:540
Chicago - Wrigley Field Bookshelf Models, 1986 1:160
60 pcs
Springfield - Lincoln's Home Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1987 1:87
300 pcs
ISBN: 0486262790

Indiana

Crawfordsville - Center Hall (Wabash College) Monte Enterprises, 1971 1:120
Indianapolis - Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument EMERET Enterprises, 1987 1:140?
100 pcs

Louisiana

New Iberia - Shadows-On-The-Teche Monte Enterprises, 1974 1:120
New Orleans - The Cabildo 101 Productions, 1970 1:87

Maine

Dice Head - Dice Head Light Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1992 1:87?
16 pgs
ISBN: 0486269434
Lubec - West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1972 5 cards LH-2
Nubble - Cape Meddick Light Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1995 3 cards LH-3
Portland - Portland Head Lighthouse Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1972 5 cards LH-1

Maryland

Annapolis - Maryland State House Monte Enterprises, 1973
1:120
7 shts
Annapolis - Paca House Monte Enterprises, 1973 1:120
3 shts
Point of Rocks - Point of Rocks Station Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1994 1:87
141 pcs
16 pgs
ISBN: 0486280454

Massachusetts

Boston - Faneuil Hall Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:500
16 pcs
ISBN: 9780486482811
Boston - Faneuil Hall Monte Enterprises, 1975 1:120
Boston - Faneuil Hall OCKO, 1976 1:144
Boston - Fenway Park Bauer Diamonds 1:540
Boston - Massachusetts State House Monte Enterprises 1:120
Boston - Old North Church OCKO, 1976 1:144
Boston - Old State House OCKO, 1976 1:144
Boston - Paul Revere House Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1991 1:87
80 pcs
ISBN: 0486268993
Boston - Paul Revere House Monte Enterprises, 1974 1:120
13 pcs
Boston - Paul Revere House 101 Productions, 1975
Colonial Homes of the American Revolution set
1:87
Eastham - Captain Penniman House 101 Productions, 1972 1:48
Lexington - John Hancock House 101 Productions, 1975
Colonial Homes of the American Revolution set
1:87
Plymouth - Plimouth Plantation Monte Enterprises, 1969 1:120
35 pcs
Quincy - John Adams House 101 Productions, 1975
Colonial Homes of the American Revolution set
1:87
Salem - House of the Seven Gables Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1989 1:87
80 pcs
ISBN: 0486261506
Salem - House of the Seven Gables Marilynne K. Roach, 1988 19 pcs
1 sht
Salem - House of the Seven Gables Oxford Repli/Kits – Kenilworth Press, 1973 LT-2
Sturbridge - Old Sturbridge Village Meeting House Edmund V. Gillon – Dover, 1991 1:87
100 pcs
ISBN: 0486269108

Michigan

Dearborn - Greenfield Village A.G. Smith – Dover, 1988 1:87
140 pcs
16 shts
ISBN: 0486256359
Detroit - Tiger Stadium Bauer Diamonds, 1988 1:540
28 pcs
7 shts
Mackinaw City - Fort Michilimackinac Monte Enterprises, 1972 1:120
10 shts

Minnesota

Duluth - Minnesota Point Lighthouse

Shipyard, 2014
Laser-cut kit.

1:72
No. 23

Mississippi

Vicksburg - Old Warren County Court House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
8 shts

Missouri

Crestwood - Thomas Sappington House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
2 shts
Fulton - Winston Churchill Memorial Monte Enterprises, 1967 1:120
3 shts
St. Genevieve - Bolduc House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
4 shts
St. Louis - Campbell House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
4 shts
St. Louis - Gateway Arch Matt Bergstrom – Dover, 2012 1:1500
4 pcs
ISBN: 9780486482811
St. Louis - Gateway Arch Paper Landmarks, 2004? 1:600 &
1:1000
GAT499
GAE499
St. Louis - General Daniel Bissell House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
2 shts
St. Louis - Tower Grove House Monte Enterprises, 1968 1:120
2 shts

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