Resources on the Web
Historic House Specialists: Tradesmen, Contractors, Consultants
Products for Old House Lovers and Restorers
Preservation Groups OnLine


Resources on the Web:

Bob Vila
Home remodeling guru Bob Vila offers tips, FAQs, and how-to solutions.

Building Online
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.

Historic Home Works 
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 ownership, maintenance and repair.

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.

Tim Carter
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:

Before The Architect
Architectural and construction consulting, design, and Autocad 2000 drafting by designers AND builders going on 4 decades.  Residential, commercial, industrial.  Author:  “Residential Design Standards.”

Christopher Gurshin
Old New England mural painting and framed paintings that capture the distinction of our early heritage.

Colonial Restorations
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 Design
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.

Preservation Plastering
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.

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.

Architectural Ironmongery
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.

B.H. Davis 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.

Bungalow Bill
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 or backsplashes.

Caravati’s Inc.
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.

The Craftsman Homes Connection
Providing first-class restoration items to craftsman bungalow aficionados for over a decade.

Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom period-styled cabinetry: Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American with Milk Paint and Victorian.  Handcrafted to the finest quality.

Davis Dimensional Stone
A New York marble and granite company.  Specializing in custom stone renovations for over 15 years.

Florida 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.

Good Time Stove Co.
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 ranges.
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!

Historic Houseparts
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.

Materials Unlimited
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 elements.

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.

Renovator’s Supply
Restoration 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.

Signature Hardware
Supplier of nostalgic style decorative hardware for the home. Featuring products such as exterior door hardware, clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, vintage lighting and more.

Simmonds Woodturning
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.

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.

Vintage Barns, 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 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 department.
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 Resources OnLine:

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. Landmarks Illinois has a variety of programs that facilitate, educate, and promote historic preservation in Illinois.

Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.

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.

Preservation North Carolina

The mission of Preservation North Carolina is to protect and promote buildings, sites and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina.

Manchester Historic Society, Inc.

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

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.

Preservation Houston Alliance

Preservation Houston is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1978 as Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.  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 economic value.

Historic Houston

Historic Houston is a non-profit in Houston dedicated to preserving Houston’s architectural and cultural resources.

Historic Petersburg Foundation

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 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.

The National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s magazine.

Resources and research tools for historic preservation, cultural resource management and historical organizations & services.

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