Old House Terminology

Shannon Lee
Nov
24
2011
On a distant corner of my grandparent's farm, there was a slab of concrete in the middle of a field. When I was very young, I fancied it was a landing pad for
Shannon Lee
Jul
28
2011
When I bought my 1901 Victorian treasure, one of the selling points was the gorgeous old windows. In the back of the house, where I planned to create an office
JoVon Sotak
Nov
18
2010
There's an ongoing debate about what makes a house historic versus what just makes it old.  Conrad offers his view in his post, What Defines Historic? and
Bill Kibbel
Dec
01
2009
In a previous post, I discussed a significant structural feature of many early Dutch homes that resulted in a specific form of house.  Below are some other
Mark Clement
Nov
25
2009
Last week's blog outlined the joys of upgrading knob-and-tube wiring--and how to NOT upgrade it. Well, if your house is like mine you'll upgrade more than the