|Resources on the Web
Historic House Specialists: Tradesmen, Contractors,
Products for Old House Lovers and Restorers
Preservation Groups OnLine
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Resources on the Web:
Home remodeling guru Bob Vila offers tips, FAQs, and how-to solutions.
This site's search engine helps users find building items.
Federal Style Pattern Book featuring over 300 detailed pattern drawings of interior architectural details: mantels, cornice moldings, chair rails, baseboards, interior doors and arches, window and door surrounds, and fences. Included Companion CD contains the patterns in four formats.
John Leeke brings information about preservation and restoration references
on the Internet. Tips and a place for Q&A are available.
Offers homeowners worldwide the ability to list their property to be marketed directly to filmmakers. The website where Hollywood discovers locations. Let your historic property become a star. Yearly listing fee.
Discussion community for home remodeling, renovation and repair. Also general discussion on topics such as insurance, home security and more.
Michigan State University
Michigan State University offers a searchable database for articles
on home maintenance and repair.
Homes New England.com
The place to share ideas, experiences, successes, and failures of
your old home, no matter the age or location.
Looking for quality products and experienced tradesmen? This site
will help users find a variety of products and services.
Every home has a story to tell. Whether the house is a home you once lived in or is the one you live in now, this site is created for you to share your history, photos and personal stories.
This Old House
A popular TV show goes online. Every week a new house from the TV
show is featured. The site offers a description of the work being done
and the products used, as well as a resource directory and an online store
with books for sale about repair and restoration.
Radio show personality Tim Carter can answer your remodeling questions.
The site also includes newspaper links and books available about repair.
World of Old Houses
Ian Evans' World of Old Houses is a guide to caring for and restoring
your old house.
Historic House Specialists:
Tradesmen, Contractors, Consultants:
An architectural model builder of homes, businesses, and landmarks.
Specializing in historic detailed replications. Old or new.
Museum quality at affordable prices.
Architectural and construction consulting, design, and Autocad 2000
drafting by designers AND builders going on 4 decades. Residential,
commercial, industrial. Author: "Residential Design Standards."
Old New England mural painting and framed paintings that capture the
distinction of our early heritage.
For the past twenty-four years, Colonial Restorations has been involved in
the structural restoration/repair of post and beam buildings in the Northeast. We use full
size beams with traditional joinery as much as possible. We straighten
barns that are leaning, replace sills and beams, provide consultations, and
jack sagging buildings.
D. C. Nauman, Chairmaker & Cabinetmaker
Builders of reproduction chairs and furniture in the tradition of the old Pennsylvania masters. Other services include reproduction millwork and paneling as well as antique furniture repair and restoration.
Historic House Colors
A nationwide service, available via email, that assists homeowners and businesses in the selection of exterior colors. Service is available for all types of historic homes as well as new construction.
Leigh Douglas Johnson, Fine Home Design and 18th Century
A service oriented design firm, established in 1969. Specializing
in period homes: reproductions, sensitive additions, and restorations.
Our designs blend antique ambiance and detailing with the requirements
of 21st Century living. Also providing original home designs in all styles
and climatic regions of the USA.
The goal of Preservation Plastering is to repair, restore, and preserve
the integrity of existing historical and ornamental plasters.
U.S. Heritage Group, Inc.
U.S. Heritage Group helps specifiers and contractors navigate the challenges of masonry restoration projects by providing specialized consulting services such as masonry condition assessment & specification review, on-site contractor training, quality control site inspections, custom mortar blending and heritage masonry workshops. Bringing heritage masonry materials, tools, and techniques to the modern jobsite.
W. Scott Smith
Restoration consulting services. Full details of the restoration
effort of the Peter Williams House.
Products for Old House
Lovers and Restorers:
Located in North Georgia, we restore all makes of antique and vintage
refrigerators and stoves, even adding unique design concepts to the exteriors.
Custom colors to fit your decor are readily available. Inventory
of unrestored treasures available to be restored to your specifications.
Ireland based online shop with a wide range of period style and antique door furniture, antique lamps and crystal chandeliers.
Specialists in restoration hardware. We have a large easy to
use on line catalogue showing our range of door and window furniture.
The Arts and Crafts Antique Gallery
A community of Arts and Crafts Period shops, auctions and services. Buying and selling antique Stickley furniture and Roseville pottery. Web site design and hosting services are available.
Company - Curved Mouldings
Manufacturers of one-of-a-kind solid wood curved mouldings for architectural
applications. Virtually any shape or style of curved moulding can
be made to a customers exact specifications. Custom products available.
Antique tiles make a strong and decorative focal point for the home.
Wide range of American and European vintage tiles. Victorian, Art Nouveau,
and Mid-Century Modern, with a special emphasis on the American Arts and
Crafts Movement. Use in renovations or new construction, these items can
be purchased singly, framed, or in numbers to be used in fireplace surrounds
Restoration materials from old buildings: stained glass, columns,
doors, mantels, bath tubs, iron gates, iron fencing, pedestal sinks, lighting,
molding, cobblestone, old brick, decorative tiles, shutters, hardware.
ChimneyPot.com is the world's largest distributor of chimney pots with over 1,300 new, antique & custom chimney pots in stock. Chimney pot photo gallery and installation instructions online.
Specializing in clawfoot tub fixtures and supplies. A wide selection
of clawfoot tub drains, showers and accessories.
The Craftsman Homes Connection
Providing first-class restoration items to craftsman bungalow aficionados for over a decade.
Custom period-styled cabinetry: Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American
with Milk Paint and Victorian. Handcrafted to the finest quality.
Woodcraft Co. Inc.
Your premiere source for victorian and period architectural woodwork.
Since 1975 our master craftsman have been creating elegant millwork and
cabinetry inspired by classic designs and proven appeal- hundreds of products
in many styles.
Davis Dimensional Stone
A New York marble and granite company. Specializing in custom stone renovations for over 15 years.
Online retail catalog featuring a wide range of bath fixtures
including clawfoot tubs, faucets and accessories.
Victorian Architectural Antiques
Florida Victorian specializes in the salvage of antique building materials
and old house parts including doors, windows, heartpine flooring, hardware,
clawfoot bathtubs, old bricks and beams, mantels, doorknobs, nauticals,
and movie & TV props.
Glass sinks, sink packages, console, corner, pedestal,vessel sinks, glass sink information, wholesale prices, free shipping,
quantity discounts, design tips, installation instructions.
A family run business that prides itself on offering only the highest
quality antique kitchen and heating stoves - a diverse selection
of fine antique kitchen ranges including gas, electric and woodburning
Heat registers and cold air returns in a wide variety of sizes. Materials include solid copper, stainless steel, brass, and about 100 varieties of woods. Custom work a specialty. One of the few sources for Victorian and Craftsman style wooden eggcrate registers and return air grilles.
Historic Floor Company
"Making Today's Homes Historic!TM" Custom hardwood flooring, specializing in our HeritageTM line of Wide Plank Southern Yellow Heart Pine!
Specializing in architectural salvage and reproduction parts, Houseparts carries a great selection of salvaged building materials from period buildings and homes, as well as a huge selection of hard to find reproduction parts.
The House Number Connection
Vast array of house numbers in solid copper, brass, aluminum and tile designed to complement craftsman, Victorian, 50's retro, art deco, colonial, and many other styles.
For over 25 years Materials Unlimited has been one of the Midwest's
largest distributors of antique architecturals, period furniture and decorative
accessories. 15,000 sq. ft. showroom houses some of the finest examples
of late 19th and early 20th century exterior & interior decorative architectural
McLean Woods produces custom entrances, finishes, interior doors,
hand forged and solid bronze hardware. We specialize in museum quality
replications of such styles as Spanish Colonial, Tuscan, Art Deco and Arts
and Crafts. We have a deep talent pool of master craftsmen allowing us to
address a diverse range of styles.
Mission Style Gallery
A community of contemporary artists, artisans and craftspeople selling mission furniture, pottery, lighting and accessories.
Architectural Elements, Lighting Fixtures, Hardware, Fabrics, Custom
Designs and More.
Monarch Stone International
Historic European Cobblestone. Genuine reclaimed, antique European cobble available in small mosaics, squares and rectangle sizes in both granite or sandstone.
Buy pedestal sinks that have free shipping, get pedestal sink information, installation and design ideas.
Specialty products for the Heating and Ventilating market. Ventinox®
chimney lining systems, FasNSeal® wall vent systems and TherMix®,
a prepackaged masonry insulation material.
hardware, plumbing, lighting manufacturer. Over 12,000 items for
residential, commercial real estate development jobs. Renovator's
Supply online store & catalog serving you for generations.
Shop 4 Classics
Shop 4 Classics offers many online tips and suggestions for selecting products for old homes as well as a large selection of antique reproduction plumbing products, door hardware, registers, and other products geared toward old homes.
Supplier of nostalgic style decorative hardware for the home. Featuring products such as exterior door hardware, clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, vintage lighting and more.
Hand turned wood porch posts, newels, large diameter table legs, kitchen island legs and historical reproductions.
St. Croix Globes, Maps and Prints
19th century original architectural plans of cities all over the U. S., Canada, and Europe. Hand-colored prints and silver gelatine photos from the American Architect and Building News, a late 19th C. publication. Search our database of plans from most major cities
Tools 4 Flooring
Your source for flooring equipment and supplies. We carry everything from building materials to floor leveling machines. Secure online ordering.
Tourigny Woodworks, Inc.
International Architectural Millwork supplier specializing in custom residential and commercial projects. We have the ability to match just about any type of historic woodwork e.g. moldings, turnings, carvings, interior and exterior doors in a plethora of wood species e.g. Old Pecky Cypress, Genuine Mahogany, etc.
In the restoration business since 1960 - refrigerators, stoves, washers
and dryers, small appliances, and vintage electronics. All items
are restored as if they will be used in my own living space assuring mechanical
and cosmetic quality as well as usability and durability. Parts,
service, sales, and literature.
Van Dykes Restorers
We are the industry leader in antique furniture and vintage home restoration
hardware and supplies - from solid oak furniture kits to fittings, hinges
and restorative supplies.
Woods and Restorations, Inc.
We specialize in providing antique barns and other historic structures,
custom log houses, and a wide assortment of vintage lumbers, flooring,
paneling, and beams. In business for 30 years.
Vintage Fans, LLC
We specialize in the professional restoration and sale of antique and
vintage ceiling and desk fans that were manufactured in the U.S. from
Tub & Bath
Vintage Tub & Bath is a family-owned supplier of antique and reproduction
bathroom fixtures, faucets and accessories. We own and occupy a 12,000+
square-foot warehouse complete with a workshop and a state-of-the-art-refinishing
Online auctions for antique hardware, architectural antiques, antique
tiles and more! Extensive online resource directory as well as Oddswappers
classifieds to buy, sell or trade. Antiques Research area with
virtual library, virtual gallery and lists of collector clubs.
Western Wood Doctor
The Speedheater Infra Red Paint Remover will quickly remove thick paint and varnish without messy chemicals. We also carry moisturizing furniture wax, polish, and kitchen cabinet cleaner - Danish, Tung, and Teak Oil wood finishes - Brass, copper, and silver metal polish, Gorilla Glue and much more.
Preservation Groups and
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois (LPCI) is the state's leading voice for historic preservation. LPCI has a variety of programs that facilitate, educate, and promote historic preservation in Illinois.
SPI's present and future mission is to preserve and maintain the
Bath area's (Bath, Maine, USA) fine architectural heritage through the
creation of a historic district commission, the promotion of stewardship,
and the use of protective covenants.
The mission of Preservation North Carolina is to protect and promote
buildings, sites and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina.
The Manchester Historic Society is a non-profit community organization
originally formed to promote historic housing in Manchester. The
neighborhood comprises one of the largest historic districts in Pittsburgh
and boasts some of the finest examples of nineteenth and early twentieth
century architecture in the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Preservation Texas preserves the historic resources of Texas by direct action and by empowering individuals and local and state organizations through education, communication, advocacy and collaboration.
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance is a 24 year old nonprofit
organization. Our mission is to promote the preservation of Houston's
historic architectural and cultural resources through education, advocacy,
and committed action; thereby creating a stronger sense of community and
Historic Houston is a non-profit in Houston dedicated to preserving
Houston's architectural and cultural resources.
Founded in 1967 by the Chamber of Commerce,
led by a group of individuals who were concerned about the demolition of
many of Petersburg's finer structures, a good number of which had already
disappeared. The non-profit organization was established to acquire, hold,
improve, preserve, develop and restore sites, buildings, residences and squares
which are part of the original plan of Petersburg, and to preserve the neighborhood
design in mass and proportion, as well as other structures of historical
or architectural interest in and around Petersburg; and to increase and
diffuse knowledge and a greater appreciation of such sites and structures.
The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods is committed
to using preservation and promotion of Richmond's many historic
vacant houses to improve the lives of residents in the oldest neighborhoods
and to attract new homeowners of all income levels to live in the city.
The City Sells program in partnership with our Neighborhoods in Bloom
initiative is working to bring back the wonderfully old neighborhoods of
Richmond that were once viewed as jewels of the South.
Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's magazine.
The National Park Service
Technical Preservation Services helps home owners, preservation professionals,
organizations, and government agencies preserve and protect this nation's
heritage by providing readily available materials on preserving, restoring,
and rehabilitating historic buildings.
Resources and research tools for historic preservation, cultural resource
management and historical organizations & services.