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Old House Terminology

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
Bill Kibbel
Nov
21
2009
Every house that I’ve inspected, listed as a “Dutch Colonial”, has had very little in common with homes built by the Dutch in colonial America.  They
Bill Kibbel
Oct
18
2009
In case you aren’t familiar with the term,  a newel is a central column around which winding stairs are attached.  A newel post is (the often highly
Bill Kibbel
Sep
17
2009
Built in 1736, the Henry Antes house sits on a 34 acre plantation now owned by the Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.  Once every year the property is packed with
Dan Cooper
Aug
28
2009
A series of posts that address historic floorcoverings in the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Full disclosure:  I consult on and provide carpets for