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For those of you interested in learning more about restoration projects
or need authentically reproduced materials to forward your project,
please access the following sites.

Preservation Resources 

Historic House Specialists: Tradesmen, Contractors, & Consultants

Products for Old House Lovers & Restorers

Preservation Groups OnLine

Preservation Resources:

Popular Mechanics

This site has as much on auto repair as home repair but if you can find an article on the subject you need, it will be helpful.

Home Depot

Click on the "Know How" link and you'll land on a page with links for subjects like plumbing and cabinets. You can also find information by putting a subject into the search engine.

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse

From the home page, click on "How To" to get to the "How To Library" which has a fair selection of project instructions.

The Natural Handyman

You'll find a well-rounded archive of articles on home-maintenance issues at this site.


This site has improved considerably over the years and offers one of the most comprehensive set of articles available.

The Family Handyman
The web site is a companion to The Family Handyman magazine which is a worthwhile subscription for the moderately advanced to expert handyperson.

The Do It Yourself Network
This site is a little tricky to navigate if you try to follow the subject headings on its "Home Improvement" page, but you may have better luck with its search engine.

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia

This site has a fairly extensive projects list. Each project comes with illustrated, detailed instructions.

Old Homes New
This is the place to share ideas, experiences, successes, and failures of your old home no matter the age or location. 

World of Old Houses
Ian Evans' World of Old Houses is a guide to caring for and restoring your old house.

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. 

Historic Home Works
John Leeke brings information about preservation and restoration references on the Internet. Tips and a place for Q&A are available. 

Michigan State University
Michigan State University offers a searchable database for articles on home maintenance and repair. 

Preservation Web
Looking for quality products and experienced tradesmen? This site will help users find a variety of products and services. 

This Old House
This 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. 

Old-House Journal
This is a website and bi-monthly magazine that contain everything old-house owners need to know about caring for, living in, and enjoying their old houses. 

Subscribe to Old-House Journal
Subscribe now and you'll save time and money on all of your restoration projects with advice and hands-on instruction from Old-House Journal.  Preserve the history and style of your old house. Old-House Journal is an associate of in the marketing of historic real estate nationwide.

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Historic House Specialists: Tradesmen, Contractors, & Consultants:

We are an architectural model builder of homes, businesses, and landmarks specializing in historic detailed replications old or new.  We offer museum quality at affordable prices.

Before The Architect
We are a group of architectural and construction consultants in design and Autocad 2000 drafting by designers AND builders going on 4 decades.  We deal with residential, commercial, industrial.  

Christopher Gurshin
We offer Old New England mural paintings 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.

Take a fresh approach to the way you live with "Home & Garden" Television. You'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space and the expert help you need to accomplish it.

House in Progess
This site offers essential resources for bungalow owners and home improvement enthusiasts.

Leigh Douglas Johnson, Fine Home Design, and 18th Century Design
This is a service oriented design firm established in 1969 that specializes in period homes, reproductions, sensitive additions, and restorations. Its designs blend antique ambiance and detailing with the requirements of 21st Century living and provides 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.

Tin Roof Restoration
This site gives you valuable information on preserving tin roofs.

W. Scott Smith
This is a restoration consulting service with full details of the restoration effort of the Peter Williams House.

William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC
Our company provides the knowledge and skills to restore, renovate, and salvage historic structures throughout New England.  

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Products for Old House Lovers & Restorers:

Architectural Ironmongery
We specialize in restoration hardware and have a large easy to use on line catalogue showing our range of door and window furniture.
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.
Augie Ward is a true artist and craftsman, creating quality furniture for generations of families to enjoy.

Ball and Ball Antique Hardware Reproductions
Authentic copies of antique builders' hardware for historic home and furniture restoration are available including fireplace tools, fenders, and reproduction lighting all custom forged. We offer a builders' hardware glossary and  technical information on hardware with a brief history of each type of hardware. 

B.H. Davis Company - Curved Mouldings
Our company manufactures one-of-a-kind solid wood curved mouldings for architectural applications in virtually any shape or style of curved moulding made to a customers exact specifications. Custom products available.

Bungalow Bill
Antique tiles make a strong and decorative focal point for the home. We have a 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 singlely, framed, or in numbers to be used in fireplace surrounds or backsplashes. 

Caravati's, Inc.
We have restoration materials from old buildings including stained glass, columns, doors, mantels, bath tubs, iron gates, iron fencing, pedestal sinks, lighting, molding, cobblestone, old brick, decorative tiles, shutters, and hardware.

Classic Accents
We have been manufacturing and selling exquisitely crafted and authentic looking push button light switches and other Victorian items for 16 years. Our growth and success is fueled by our total commitment to provide the finest products with the best service possible.

Clawfoot Supply
We specialize in clawfoot tub fixtures and supplies and offer a wide selection of clawfoot tub drains, showers, and accessories. 

Crown Point Cabinetry
We sell custom period-styled cabinetry: Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American with Milk Paint and Victorian. All items are handcrafted to the finest quality.

Cumberland Woodcraft Co. Inc.
This is 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. We have hundreds of products in many styles.

Davis Dimensional Stone
We are a New York marble and granite company specializing in custom stone renovations.
Our online retail catalog features a wide range of  bath fixtures including clawfoot tubs, faucets, and accessories.

Erie Landmark Company
Erie Landmark Company offers custom lettered bronze markers for indoor and outdoor use.

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.

Good Time Stove Company
We are a family run business that prides itself on offering only the highest quality antique kitchen and heating stoves with a diverse selection of fine antique kitchen ranges including gas, electric, and woodburning ranges.

Historic Houseparts
Our company specializes in architectural salvage and reproduction parts. We carry a great selection of salvaged building materials from period buildings and homes as well as a huge selection of hard-to-find reproduction parts.

House of Antique Hardware
Whether you're an architect, renovator, builder, or a creative homeowner our antique and decorative reproduction hardware offers outstanding quality at a competitive price.

Hyland Studio
The Hyland Studio and Manufacturers Glass, Ltd. is  a full service decorative glass & door studio. We specialize in historic restoration and duplication using "old world" methods.

Materials Unlimited
For over 25 years Materials Unlimited has been one of the Midwest's largest distributors of antique archi-tecturals, period furniture and decorative accessories. Its 15,000 sf showroom houses some of the finest examples of late 19th and early 20th century exterior & interior decorative architectural elements. 

McLean Woods
McLean Woods produces custom entrances, finishes, interior doors, hand forged, and solid bronze hardware. It specializes in museum quality replications of such styles as Spanish Colonial, Tuscan, Art Deco, and Arts and Crafts. It has a deep talent pool of master craftsmen allowing them to address a diverse range of styles. 

Preservation Products, Inc.
Preservation Products is the exclusive licensed distributor for Acrymax preservation and restoration systems. We also offer special formulated primers, sealers, clear coats, accessories, and reinforcing fabrics.

ProTech Systems, Inc.
Specialty products for the Heating and Ventilating market are located on this site as well Ventinox® chimney lining systems, FasNSeal® wall vent systems, and TherMix®, a prepackaged masonry insulation material.

Prowell Wood Works
This site features Garden Gates, Home Furnishings, and Miscellaneous Art.

Renovator's Supply
This site offers restoration hardware, plumbing, and lighting manufacturer and includes over 12,000 items for residential and commercial real estate development jobs. 

Twentieth Century Appliance Restorations
We have been in the restoration business since 1960 selling refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, small appliances, and vintage electronics.  All items are restored as if they will be used in our own living space assuring mechanical and cosmetic quality as well as usability and durability.  Parts, service, sales, and literature are available.

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.  

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 the 1890s to the 1950s.

Vintage Tub & Bath
Vintage Tub & Bath is a family-owned supplier of antique and reproduction bathroom fixtures, faucets, and accessories. We occupy a 12,000+ sf warehouse with a workshop and state-of-the-art-refinishing department. 

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Preservation Groups OnLine:

Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. Bath ME

SPI's present and future mission is to preserve and maintain the Bath area's fine architectural heritage through the creation of a historic district commission, the promotion of stewardship, and the use of protective covenants. 

Preservation North Carolina Raleigh NC
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. Pittsburgh PA

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.

Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Houston TX

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 economic value.

Historic Houston Houston TX

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

Historic Petersburg Foundation Petersburg VA

This organization was founded in 1967 by the Chamber of Commerce led by a group of individuals concerned about the demolition of many of Petersburg's finer structures of which a good number 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. It is also dedicated to increase and diffuse knowledge and a greater appreciation of such sites and structures. 

Landmark Resource Center Petersburg, VA

LRC is a nonprofit good neighbor alliance dedicated to revitalizing the central older neighborhoods of Petersburg by recycling abandoned or blighted properties. We are a resource for citizens, empowering them with the knowledge needed to encourage homeownership, promote business development in the downtown, sponsor community beautification, and encourage community projects.

A.C.O.R.N. Richmond VA

The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods is committed to using preservation and promotion of Richmond's estimated 7,500 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. 

City Sells and Neighborhoods in Bloom Richmond VA

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. 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a wealth of information on preserving America. 

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.

American Bungalow Magazine
American Bungalow magazine is published in the interest of preserving and restoring the modest American 20th century home, the Bungalow, and the rich lifestyle that it affords.

Historic Properties is your source to buy or sell historic real estate nationwide from projects to completed renovations, residential to commercial, Federal to Eclectic.

Preservaton Online
Preservation is the award-winning magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the organization that works to revitalize our communities and save our beloved historic places.

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