Temple Stream Winner of the 2006 Maine Literary Award for nonfiction.
Adirondack Explorations; Nature Writings of Verplanck Colvin Winner of the 1997 John Ben Snow Prize.
A Family Place Winner of the 2001 Publication Award from the Victorian Society of America and Winner of the 2001 Book Award from the Colonial Dames of America.
The American College Town Winner of the 2009 J. B. Jackson Prize given by the Association of American Geographers.
A Modern Arcadia: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and the Plan for Forest Hills Gardens Winner of the 2003 Historic Preservation Book Prize given by the Center for Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College.
Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson Winner of the 2010 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize from the New York State Historical Association.
Crossing the BLVD Winner of the 2004 Brendan Gill Prize given by the Municipal Art Society of New York.
Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick First runner-up for the 2009 Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue prize given by the Association of Art Museum Curators.
East 40 Degrees: An Interpretive Atlas Winner of the 2008 J. B. Jackson Prize given by the Association of American Geographers
From Abyssinian to Zion Winner of the 2005 New York City Book Award given by the New York Society Library
Mission 66: Modernism and the National Park Dilemma Winner of the 2009 Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award given by the Society of Architectural Historians
Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development 1999 award recipient from the Association of American Publishers
New World Orders: Casta Paintings and Colonial Latin America Winner of the 1997 Henry Allen Moe Prize.
Eastman Johnson: Painting America Winner of the 2000 Henry Allen Moe Prize
Furniture Masterworks by John and Thomas Seymour Winner of the 2004 Book of the Year Award given by Historic New England
The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century Winner of the 2001 Best Book in Ecological and Transformational Politics from the American Political Science Assocation
The Flute Winner of the 2005 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize given by the American Musical Instrument Society
Running Fence: Geoffrey James Winner of the 2000 Museum Publications Design Competition sponsored by the American Associations of Museum.