Old Houses: 1900-1945 (553)

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Attic Floor insulation

Well it is that time of year... and I thought I should ask before I bought anything. Right now I have a very small amount of "rock wool" in…

Started by MartinLatest Reply

Insulating original windows

Hello! We are in the (long) process of restoring a 1930 bungalow that has 20-odd double-hung windows. My husband is repairing them himself,…

Started by Adrienne MLatest Reply

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick WylieLatest Reply

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New Knobs, Old Mortise Locksets

There is probably an easy answer to this question, but I can't seem to find it.  Several years ago, I bought and restored/remodeled a 1929…

Started by Julie

6 4 hours ago

Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles

  I recently purchased 10 antique tiles from a salvage company with the intention of creating a decorative panel. Most of the titles are n…

Started by Amanda Stroud

5 4 hours ago

Why is the center of my floor a different color?

Hello all, We are trying to unravel several oddities in our "new" home, which we believe was built in the 1920s.  In the center of the par…

Started by Shawn and Jessica Dow

4 11 hours ago
Reply by Franz

Does an affordable source for authentic flat subway tiles exhist?

I am wondering if there is such a thing as an affordable source for subway tiles that are flat without pillowed edges that can be grouted t…

Started by Melissa Wolff

4 Feb 9
Reply by psychochix

range hoods - where can I find information on period authentic designs??

Hello! I am new to oldhouseonline and also a new owner to an old home! It's a 1914 Arts and Crafts (with Victorian characteristics as well.…

Started by Melissa Wolff

4 Feb 9
Reply by Melissa Wolff

We are looking for homes/homeowners of repurposed buildings for an upcoming Television Series

I am a Producer/Director for a Production Company in Knoxville, TN called Beyond Media.  We work closely with HGTV, DIY, and Great American…

Started by Brantley Ferrell

0 Jan 30

New Restorer Buys Two Huge Houses- can't even identify style of one!!!

Just bought this large 1910 house at auction Saturday.  It is divided into 4 apartments with a communal living room, but almost looks like…


12 Jan 21

1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!

I bought a house with a garage/apartment a year ago. I have since taken out all the drywall because many boards had cracked over the years.…

Started by David

5 Jan 20
Reply by Mark W. Hoffa

Chandelier restoration questions

I'm totally new at this. We just bought a Queen Anne Radford #517, built in 1900. I've always been a big fan of Prairie Style and the old M…

Started by JRTebow

38 Jan 18
Reply by JRTebow

Historic pro advice, just ask

It's a very cold week here in beautiful Colorado, just to cold to work.  I am an expert in historical preservation with over 40 years exper…

Started by Randall Marder

1 Jan 15


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