1. Andrews, Wayne, Architecture, Ambition, and Americans, a Social History of American Architecture, The Free Press, New York, 1978.

2. Bickness, A.J., and Comstock, William T., Victorian Architecture, Two Pattern Books, The American Life Foundation & Study Institute, Watkins Glen, New York, 1979.

3. Billings, James; O'Rourke, Margaret; Rasmusson, Thomas, Barnes Castle, 1877-1957, Spartan Press, Lansing, Michigan, 1983. (Although the Barnes Mansion was not built by Darius Moon, the family who owned the house and the house itself was quite influential in the community during the period).

4. Curl, James Stevens, Victorian Architecture: Its Practical Aspects, W.J. Holman Limited, Great Britan, 1973.

5. Darling, Birt, City in the Forest: The Story of Lansing, Statford House, New York, 1950.

6. Eckert, Kathryn-Bishlp, Buildings of Michigan, Society of Architectural Historians, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993.

7. Edmonds, J.P., Early Lansing History, Franklin DeKleine Co. Lansing, Michigan, 1944.

8. Freeman, John Crosby, Late Victorian Decor form Eastlake's Gothic to Cooks House Beautiful, edited by Hugh Guthrie, American Life Foundation, New York, 1968.

9. McAlaster, Virgina and Lee, A Field Guide to American Houses, Alfred A Knopf, Inc., New York, 1984.

10. Moore, Charles, History of Michigan, vol. 3, p. 1717-1718, 1915.

11. O'Rourke, Margaret, Conversations with Eleanor Barnes Pierce, Barnes Mansion and Life in Lansing in the first Decades of the Twentieth Century, Spartan Press, Lansing, Michigan, 1982.

Special Collections

1. Darius B. Moon, Special Collections, Lansing History Room, Lansing Public Library. (This collection includes a lot of newspaper clippings, personal letters and a short biography written by Darius Moon's grand daughter).

2. Moon, Darius B., Michigan in the Fifties, (1932), typed from a typescript loaned by Mrs. Mary Lawrence and Caryl C. Joslin. Typed by Michigan State Library Staff, Lansing, Michigan, 1968, Michigan History Collection, Library of Michigan.

3. Siebert, Philip A., B. F. Davis Mansion, Pamphlet, Western College, Oxford

Ohio, 1971, Michigan History Collection, Library of Michigan. (Darius Moon designed and built this house, though it no longer stands today).

4. Through the Years, 1847-1997, A pictorial History of Greater Lansing, Visions Sports Management Group, Inc., East Lansing, Michigan, 1997, Michigan History Collection, Library of Michigan.

5. Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections, Library of Michigan.

6. Historic Lansing, Lansing Historic District Committee, Lansing, Michigan 1976, Michigan History Collection, Library of Michigan.


1. Michigan History Magazine

2. "The Custer Road Dump Site; An Exercise in Victorian Archaeology,"

The Michigan Archaeologist, vol 13, pg. 37-128, 1967.

3. Castro, Manuel, "Darius Moon: Creator of Victorian Splendor," Metropolitan Quarterly, pg. 18-19, 1984.


1. Lansing State Journal

2. Grand Ledge Independent