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Blogs and Articles.

Resource No. 233

The Craftsman Blog

This website contains tutorials and plenty of articles about historic home repair, style and life. It's geared toward empowering and teaching homeowners how to care for and maintain their historic homes.

visit www.thecraftsmanblog.com

The Craftsman Blog

Resource No. 364

Hooked on Houses

Hooked on Houses is a very popular house blog, ranked in the top 100 Wordpress blogs.

visit hookedonhouses.net

Hooked on Houses

Resource No. 365

Landmark Services Blog

Blog focusing on general contractors specializing in restorations, renovations, and additions to historic New England houses, barns, and churches.

phone 508-533-8393

visit www.landmarkservices.com/blog

Landmark Services Blog

Resource No. 366

Old House Tours

An oldhouses.com favorite! Follow John Werry as he travels across the US discovering beautiful historic homes. John documents his travels by photo and video and encourages fellow historic home lovers to send in their own pictures of their favorite old houses.

visit oldhousetours.com

Old House Tours

Resource No. 771

OldStoneHouses.com

This blog is dedicated to telling stories about old stone homes and cottages.

visit oldstonehouses.com

OldStoneHouses.com

Resource No. 234

This Old House

This Old House Online is your source for expert advice on home improvement, remodeling and decorating. Ideas on everything from kitchen and bath to yard and garden. From America's first and favorite home improvement series.

visit www.thisoldhouse.com

This Old House

How-to and Reference.

Resource No. 899

Antiques Roadshow

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 20th season in 2016. A 13-time Emmy® Award-nominee and recent Critics' Choice Award-nominee, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is PBS's most-watched ongoing series.

visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Resource No. 235

Architectural Metalwork Care & Maintenance Guides

Passionate about the preservation of historic architectural iron and metalwork these helpful guides describe maintenance plans for all types of architectural and ornamental metalwork that you may be responsible for the care of, including leaded lights and stained glass, metal casement windows, rainwater systems and wrought or cast iron gates railings and balconies.

phone

visit www.dorothearestorations.com/services/architectura...

Architectural Metalwork Care & Maintenance Guides

Resource No. 1009

Basement Guides

Basement Guides is a dedicated resource that focuses on all of your basement related needs. The guides range from home safety to repairing old and damaged parts of your home.

visit www.basementguides.com/

Basement Guides

Resource No. 619

DIY Network

The network's award-winning website, www.diynetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.

visit www.diynetwork.com

DIY Network

Resource No. 611

HGTV.com

Take a fresh approach to the way you live with HGTV. You'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space, and the expert help you need to accomplish it.

visit www.hgtv.com/

HGTV.com

Resource No. 1023

HistoricPreservation.com

HistoricPreservation.com is an invitation-only, human-curated, online marketplace and specification platform comprised of and developed for buyers, sellers, and specifiers of high quality Historic Preservation and Restoration related products and services.

visit www.historicpreservation.com/

HistoricPreservation.com

Resource No. 356

Homescape Improvement

Deals with all of the issues of owning, decorating and creating a home.

visit www.homescapeimprovement.com

Homescape Improvement

Resource No. 654

Howstuffworks.com

Home improvement is much easier when you are well-informed. Learn about home improvement, home safety and home maintenance.

visit home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement.htm

Howstuffworks.com

Resource No. 637

Instructables.com

Do-it-yourselfers share instructions on everything!

visit www.instructables.com

Instructables.com

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Resource No. 1002

The Life of Old Houses: A Blog

This blog is about life in old houses, and how these houses and other historic buildings shape our society. by Joe Copley, founder, OldHouses.com

visit www.oldhouses.com/the-life-of-old-houses

The Life of Old Houses: A Blog

Resource No. 353

The Lost Arts Collaborative

The Lost Arts Collaborative is a preservation organization that assists lost arts practitioners, artisans and groups with web based collaborative platform (portal) that allows the community members to create courses, manage projects and aggregate community knowledge.

phone 978-456-8256

visit app.brainshark.com/phillostartsnaorg/vu?sid=106475...

The Lost Arts Collaborative

Resource No. 655

Lowe's How to Library

Large reference for DIY projects.

visit www.lowes.com/how-to-library

Lowe's How to Library

Resource No. 357

The Natural Handyman

The Natural Handyman is a feast of home repair help, humor and encouragement with hundreds of unique articles, links, local handyman directory, contests and FREE newsletter!

visit www.naturalhandyman.com

The Natural Handyman

Resource No. 658

Oldhouse.info

oldhouse info aims to explain why old houses need a different approach to modern buildings when repairing and decorating.

visit oldhouse.info

Oldhouse.info

Resource No. 355

OldHouseGuy.com

Restoration stories and advice from someone who has done plenty of them.

visit www.oldhouseguy.com

OldHouseGuy.com

Resource No. 354

Tin Roofing Blog

Blog for saving vintage standing seam roofing, embossed tin shingles and copper roofing.

visit tinroofing.blogspot.com

Tin Roofing Blog

Resource No. 358

World of Old Houses

Everything about old houses! This is where to find help in restoring, renovating or maintaining your old house, heritage building or other example of traditional architecture. This site features world wide suppliers and services, trade secrets, books, and research information.

visit www.oldhouses.com.au

World of Old Houses

National Resources of Interest.

Resource No. 360

America's National Parks

Ready to head out or want to learn more about any one of America's national parks? Use this page to find them.

visit www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

America's National Parks

Resource No. 237

Ancanthus Press

We publish books on old houses in different regions and our books provide social as well as architectural history. Our monographs on individual architects are more broadly based, but cover old houses as well. Our primary area of interest is 1870-1950 in America. We are always looking for authors for new publications on residential architecture in America.

phone 212-414-010

visit www.acanthuspress.com

Ancanthus Press

Resource No. 370

The Arts & Crafts Society

In the spirit of the societies created during the early 20th century in response to the Arts & Crafts Movement, this site has been created to provide an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community. If you aren't sure what the Arts & Crafts Movement is/was, check out their Archives for more information.

phone 503-459-4422

visit www.arts-crafts.com

The Arts & Crafts Society

Resource No. 361

Cindy's List for Researching House and Building Histories

Are you interested in learning about the history of a home but do not know where to start? Cindy's List of informative resources will help you get started.

visit www.cyndislist.com/houses.htm

Cindy's List for Researching House and Building Histories

Resource No. 362

Clem Labine's Traditional building

Provides resources for commercial, civic, institutional, and religious building projects.

visit www.traditionalbuilding.com

Clem Labine's Traditional building

Resource No. 371

The Fine Arts Conservancy

Conservation and Restoration of the fine & decorative arts and furniture conservation & restoration, museum framing, collection management, insurance claims and art appraisals.

phone 305-444-6282

visit www.art-conservation.org

The Fine Arts Conservancy

Resource No. 363

Great Buildings Online

Architecture around the world and across history, in an online multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture, documenting 1200 buildings and architects from around the world and across history with text, photos, and live 3D models.

visit www.greatbuildings.com

Great Buildings Online

Resource No. 190

The Historic District

We are a group of long time restoration enthusiasts and old home owners who got together and started a new forum last year, it's all non-business, and non-profit, but we are an active, friendly group.

visit www.thehistoricdistrict.org

The Historic District

Resource No. 359

Old House Gardens

This site is filled with wonderful gardening advice and information. They also have catalog with a great selection of flowers and other garden related items to order.

phone 734-995-1486

visit www.oldhousegardens.com

Old House Gardens

Resource No. 1031

One of a Kind Antiques

Fine and diverse collection of period American and European furniture, paintings, silver, and estate jewelry from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries. Modernism, Arts and Crafts. Appraising, consigning, and purchasing since 1975.

visit www.oneofakindantiques.com/

One of a Kind Antiques

Resource No. 367

Planning Commissioners Journal

Planning for historic preservation has evolved far beyond saving the homes of famous people. It now involves the revitalization of historic downtowns, as well as commercial, residential, and even industrial districts. This special 20 page issue of the Planning Commissioners Journal, the nation's leading publication for "citizen planners", takes a look at the basics of planning for historic preservation. Included in the issue: an introduction to historic preservation planning; how historic preservation is integral to the principles of "smart growth;" frequently asked questions about historic preservation ordinances; and an overview of the effects of historic district zoning on tourism, job creation, and property values.

visit www.plannersweb.com

Planning Commissioners Journal

Resource No. 368

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.

phone 312-573-1365

visit www.sah.org

Society of Architectural Historians

Resource No. 369

Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc

Have case studies of historic restoration projects and reusing the "embodied energy" of older and historic homes to create 'green'/sustainable residential architecture.

phone 214-368-7293

visit www.chambersarchitects.com

Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc

Resource No. 656

U.S.Dept of Housing and Urban Delevopment

A great resources for everything from Home improvement grants to buying a house.

visit portal.hud.gov

U.S.Dept of Housing and Urban Delevopment

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Resource No. 1016

Window Preservation Alliance

Our Mission is to inspire the preservation of original windows by educating the public about the beauty, craftsmanship, and energy efficiency of original windows and supporting the people and businesses who restore them.

phone 407-986-0WPA

visit www.windowpreservationalliance.org/

Window Preservation Alliance

Photo Archives.

Resource No. 563

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara

UCSB professor David Gebhard (1927-1996) founded the ADC in 1963. Today it is one of the largest architectural archives in North America with more than 1,000,000 drawings, as well as papers, photographs, models, decorative objects, and furniture. The focus of the collection is the design and architecture of southern California from the late 19th through the early 21st century.

visit www.museum.ucsb.edu/collections/architecture-desig...

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara

Resource No. 873

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Dept. of Archives and History Digital Collections

visit digital.archives.alabama.gov

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Resource No. 874

Alaska's Digital Archives

Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state.

visit vilda.alaska.edu

Alaska's Digital Archives

Resource No. 594

Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives

The Albuquerque Museum Photoarchive contains a large collection of historical photographs of Albuquerque and surrounding area. The photographs date from 1880 when New Town was founded to about 1950.

visit econtent.unm.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/abqmus...

Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives

Resource No. 595

Arizona State Archives Historic Photographs

Archives' photographs focus upon the unique cultural heritage of the state and territory of Arizona, beginning in 1863. The collection includes about 90,000 images, including photographs, slides, negatives, glass plate negatives, tintypes, transparencies, postcards and others.

visit azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/...

Arizona State Archives Historic Photographs

Resource No. 875

Arkansa History Commission

The History Commission's collections contain over a half-million photographic images of Arkansas and its people throughout history.

visit www.ark-ives.com/documenting/photographs

Arkansa History Commission

Resource No. 561

The Art Institute of Chicago

Explore our online collections, which offer access to over 87,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of our encyclopedic collection.

visit www.artic.edu/aic/collections/photo

The Art Institute of Chicago

Resource No. 530

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Avery Drawings & Archives Collection consists primarily of drawings and architectural records by American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. We hold a diverse range of original and reprographic drawings, photographic materials, project and building files, business papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and faculty and personal papers.

visit library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/da.htm...

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Resource No. 591

The Durham Museum Photo Archive

The Durham Museum’s Photo Archive contains over 800,000 images spanning from the 1860s to the 1990s. They document the fascinating history of Omaha from its early days as a young frontier town to a unique and sophisticated city. A long forgotten storefront, Presidents on parade, row upon row of cattle in the stockyards, streetcars, and a family picnic; each image preserves one moment in time, but also tells a hundred different stories! These negatives and prints, some over 100 years old, are slowly deteriorating – their stories in danger of being lost forever.

visit www.durhammuseum.org/experience/photo-archi...

The Durham Museum Photo Archive

Resource No. 589

Historic Nashville Photographs

Historic Nashville Photographs index containing vintage photos from 1860's through 1910

visit nashville.about.com/od/historicnashvillephotos

Historic Nashville Photographs

Resource No. 871

Historic Pittsburg

The Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections provide online access to over 32,750 images from 73 photographic collections.

visit digital.library.pitt.edu/images/pittsburgh/collect...

Historic Pittsburg

Resource No. 872

Kentucky Photo Archive

If you’re a student of history (like me), if you’re a fan of all things Lexington and Kentucky, welcome to something truly special. Today, the Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com are excited to officially unveil the Kentucky Photo Archive.

visit www.kyphotoarchive.com

Kentucky Photo Archive

Resource No. 520

Library of Congress Photos Archives

The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

visit www.loc.gov/pictures/

Library of Congress Photos Archives

Resource No. 870

Multinomah County Library

visit multcolib.org/blog

Multinomah County Library

Resource No. 587

National Archives

Photography links were compiled in 2002 by Margaret Kensinger, an ALIC student library technician from the College of Information Science at the University of Maryland. Updated Spring, 2014. See Bibliography of Photography Resources for a selection of related materials available in ALIC.

visit www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/photograp...

National Archives

Resource No. 562

Northwest Architectural Archives

Established in 1970 out of a grass roots movement to preserve and restore historical buildings, Northwest Architectural Archives is the repository for the records of architects, engineers, contractors, landscape architects, interior designers, academics, and local professional societies from the Midwest region with works that extend throughout the United States and the world

visit www.lib.umn.edu/naa

Northwest Architectural Archives

Resource No. 588

NYC Department of Records

Between 1939 and 1941, and again in the mid-1980s, the city photographed every house and building in the five boroughs. Photographic prints of these unique images are now available for purchase.

visit www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/photos/photos.shtml

NYC Department of Records

Resource No. 636

Old House Photo Gallery

Hundreds of old house pictures to explore plus interior pictures and old house plans.

visit www.oldhousephotogallery.com/oldhomes

Old House Photo Gallery

Resource No. 634

Oldpictures.com

Welcome to the Old Picture internet site, featuring an extensive collection of historical photographs. This collection includes images from the years 1850 to 1940. These photographs span the globe, and present a unique view of our past. Join us in developing a love and appreciation for vintage photographs.

visit www.old-picture.com

Oldpictures.com

Resource No. 876

Online Archive of California

visit www.oac.cdlib.org

Online Archive of California

Resource No. 593

PhillyHistory.org

The Philadelphia City Archive is one of the country's largest municipal archives, with about 2 million photographs, dating from the late 1800's. Discover gorgeous images of Philadelphia, its industry, architecture, culture, and people.

visit www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Home.aspx

PhillyHistory.org

Resource No. 633

Rarehistoricalphotos.com

Rare Historical Photos and the story behind them…

visit rarehistoricalphotos.com

Rarehistoricalphotos.com

Resource No. 590

San Francisco Public Library

Historic Photos archives at the San Francisco Library

visit sflib1.sfpl.org:82

San Francisco Public Library

Resource No. 707

Sears Archives

A collection of images and photographs of almost all 447 house designs sold through the Sears Modern Homes program from 1908 to 1940.

visit www.searsarchives.com/homes/byimage.htm

Sears Archives

Resource No. 592

Seattle.gov

Welcome to the Seattle Municipal Archives Photograph database. Our photographs date from the 1880s to the present and include subjects such as public works, City events, City sites and facilities, and elected officials.

visit clerk.seattle.gov/~public/phot1.htm

Seattle.gov

Social Media Sites.

Facebook

Resource No. 613

Building in the Past Facebook Page

Artist, Paul Charron, creates replicates of historic buildings. Posts are tributes to the beauty and awe of historic architecture.

visit www.facebook.com/BuildingInThePast

Building in the Past Facebook Page

Resource No. 617

DIY Network Facebook Page

The Home Improvement How-To Network

visit www.facebook.com/DIYNetwork/info

DIY Network Facebook Page

Resource No. 615

HGTV Facebook Page

Take a fresh approach to the way you live with HGTV. You'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space, and the expert help you need to accomplish it.

visit www.facebook.com/HGTV

HGTV Facebook Page

Resource No. 630

History in Pictures Facebook Page

haring the most powerful and entertaining historical images ever taken.

visit www.facebook.com/historyallday

History in Pictures Facebook Page

Resource No. 631

National Trust for Historic Preservation Facebook Page

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places

visit www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforHistoricPreservat...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Facebook Page

Resource No. 632

Old House Dreams Facebook Page

A blog of old & historic homes & properties for sale.

visit www.facebook.com/Old-House-Dreams-153166041373722

Old House Dreams Facebook Page

Resource No. 638

Old House Guy, LLC

Avoid making mistakes you don't know you're making. Learn and let us help you with your old or historic house.

visit www.facebook.com/OldHouseGuy

Old House Guy, LLC

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Resource No. 610

Oldhouses.com Facebook Page

Follow us as we post about old houses and related issues and interests.

visit www.facebook.com/oldhouses.com

Oldhouses.com Facebook Page

Resource No. 614

This Old House Facebook Page

The OFFICIAL Facebook Page of This Old House, including the popular PBS television series This Old House and Ask This Old House, This Old House Magazine and thisoldhouse.com

visit www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse

This Old House Facebook Page

Resource No. 612

Vintage History Facebook Page

All things Vintage History.

visit www.facebook.com/Myvintagehistory

Vintage History Facebook Page

Pinterest

Resource No. 629

Castles on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/catmanduzen/castles

Castles on Pinterest

Resource No. 627

Colonial & Country Style on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/phoebetroyer/colonial-country-st...

Colonial & Country Style on Pinterest

Resource No. 628

Edwardian Houses on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/kathrynmwalsh/edwardian-houses

Edwardian Houses on Pinterest

Resource No. 626

Gothic Decor on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/gothic-decor

Gothic Decor on Pinterest

Resource No. 623

Oldhouses.com on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/oldhouses

Oldhouses.com on Pinterest

Resource No. 621

This Old House on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/

This Old House on Pinterest

Resource No. 622

Victorian Homes on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/pootlecat/victorian-homes/

Victorian Homes on Pinterest

Resource No. 625

Vintage Home Decor on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/vintage-home-decor/

Vintage Home Decor on Pinterest

Resource No. 624

Vintage Home on Pinterest

visit www.pinterest.com/vintage-home-decor/

Vintage Home on Pinterest

tumblr

Resource No. 236

victorianhouses.tumblr.com

Like Victorians? Feast your eyes.

visit victorianhouses.tumblr.com

victorianhouses.tumblr.com

YouTube Videos.

Resource No. 1014

Create a sash profile scraper

John Leeke

Restoring an old house involves a lot of paint scraping. This video shows how to create custom scrapers for the unusual profiles in your house.

Resource No. 918

Fix Cracks in Plaster Like a Pro

Got a crack? Fix it fast with this step-by-step how-to by professional Rory Brennan from Big Wally's Plaster Magic. www.plastermagic.com

Resource No. 919

How to never have a serious poison ivy rash again

Urushiol oil in poison sumac, poison oak, and poison ivy may produce a severe skin rash. Timely urushiol removal can prevent poison ivy skin reaction. The key is to understand how poison ivy works.

Resource No. 1006

Window Sash Glazing, training video

Re-glaze your old house windows like a pro, with instruction from one of America's foremost old house restoration experts, John Leeke.

About Buying, Selling, and Moving.

Resource No. 657

10 Steps to buying a home

visit www.discover.com/home-loans/articles/10-steps-to-b...

10 Steps to buying a home

Resource No. 620

Home Staging (HGTV.com)

Display your home's strengths and sell your home in no time by browsing these home-staging tips & pictures.

visit www.hgtv.com/design/topics/home-staging

Home Staging (HGTV.com)

Resource No. 618

Home Staging Guide (Realtor.com)

Get a round-up of our most valuable staging content.

visit realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/staging-tip...

Home Staging Guide (Realtor.com)

Local/Regional Resources of Interest.

Illinois

Resource No. 1034

Elgin Bungalows

Elgin, Illinois

I have been working on identifying the bungalows of Elgin, IL and have created a website to show them off. I include, when possible, an older picture and a recent picture. There are now a little over 2000 homes listed

visit Elginbungalows.com

Elgin Bungalows

Nevada

Resource No. 239

Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Carson City, Nevada

Nevada Rural Housing Authority offers rental assistance; guide and innovative home financing programs to rural and elderly people for improving their quality of life and help responsible families to purchase a home of their own.

phone 775-887-1795

visit nvrural.org

Nevada Rural Housing Authority

New York

Resource No. 373

NY State Parks Resident Curator Program

Waterford, New York

Invest in rehabilitation/renovation and maintenance of historic properties in exchange for a long-term single-family residence lease as a Resident Curator. Review NY State's Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation's "Business Opportunities" for details on available residences, proposal submission process, and general program through posted Request for Proposals (RFP).

phone 518-474-0456

visit nysparks.com/business/business-opportunities.aspx

NY State Parks Resident Curator Program

Oregon

Resource No. 375

Alameda Old House History

Oregon

A place to share knowledge, tools and observations on appreciating the life of old houses in Northeast Portland, Oregon.

visit www.alamedahistory.wordpress.com

Alameda Old House History

Pennsylvania

Resource No. 376

Academy of Building Conservation

Darby, Pennsylvania

Start up to utilize our wealth of old buildings needing care and attention to teach time-honored crafts and energy upgrades, enhance vocational opportunities, and foster pride in self, work and community.

phone 610-583-0788

visit www.academyofbuildingconservation.org

Academy of Building Conservation

South Carolina

Resource No. 377

Gullah Tours

Charleston, South Carolina

Gullah - The language spoken by the Low country's first black inhabitants. The language and culture still thrive today in and around the Charleston/Beaufort, South Carolina region. Gullah Tours explores the places, history, and stories that are relevant to the rich and varied contributions made by Black Charlestonians.

phone 843-763-7551

visit www.gullahtours.com

Gullah Tours

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