1885 Historic Makeover This video is somewhat elementary for this is the first video I created using a not so great program. This 1885 had undergone many changes over the years that totally destroyed any trace of architectural character. Unfortunately it is too late to put all these residents in jail where they belong. Fortunately [...]
People in the Historic Restoration Businesses The following businesses are specialists in the field of historic restoration. With any business especially with those dealing with historic buildings - Let the Buyer Beware. Someone who loves working on old houses does not mean they know what they are doing. You really need to have some knowledge [...]
Here is our listing of recommended Books & Magazines, links to various Resources, and some novelties to help the old house owner. Carpenters and Window Restores etc. click here.
Decorative concrete blocks were the rage in house building from about 1890's to the 1930's. These decorative concrete blocks came in an assortment of styles and sizes. They could be purchased from a local building supplier but most likely made right on the construction site. A concrete block machine could be ordered from the Sears [...]
Victorian decoration - gingerbread ornamentation and fretwork are features that make people stop and admire a house. It is these features that give a house that extra charm and character. The more ornamentation the better sometimes making the Victorian building look like it was on steroids. Victorian decoration. Victorian decoration is admired so that today [...]