Old Houses: Pre-1900 (954)

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Greek Revival Kitchen

I have an 1847 half a double in a small PA town. My kitchen was originally separate from the main house but was connected via a new dining…

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Bathroom with Wrap-Around Drawer Vanity

This was a fun creative piece of work I did this past summer. Hope it is interesting: All the best, Basswood http://basswoodcarpentry.c

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in-roof gutters

I'm about to get the roof replaced on my 1894 Victorian. Due to the crown moulding on all the fascia, the gutters are actually placed into…

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Front porch decisions and woes 1794 House

Hello,  I purchased this 1794 home four years ago.  It had been "saved" by a local person as it is believed to be the oldest house in town.…

Started by June Cotton

2 15 hours ago
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Historic Home Plaques -- yes/no?

I was hoping to do a survey, but don't see that feature on here, so hopefully people will just post their 2 cents -- I've been doing resear…

Started by Nancy

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Insulation in Balloon Frame House

I have a house built in 1900. I believe it's a balloon framed house but there are no open stud bays in the basement as the wall is built on…

Started by Joe Opinoff

0 Dec 4

Bricked over window and staircase

We are in the process of deciding whether to purchase a 1886 Victorian home.  It had a large addition completed somewhere around 1900-1910.…

Started by Matt

9 Nov 27
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old stone foundation, spray foam rim joist

Can you answer a question about an old home? If not could you recommend someone who can help?  This is a house that was built in 1935. It…

Started by Karl Oftedahl

4 Nov 16
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Wood floor question

I'm in the process of removing the tack strips in my dining room but noticing a ridge around the whole room where the tack strips were remo…

Started by Dee Parks

0 Oct 25

Painted wallpaper

Purchased a cute 1920 bungalow that has wallpaper over plaster in every room. For the most part it's in great shape with several coats of p…

Started by Dee Parks

5 Oct 25
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What style is my 1880 home ?

Started by Davey

1 Oct 13
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Remodelling old house

My grandfather gifted me his old house as my wedding gift. It's an old house which is about 100 years old. I'm planning to shift into that…

Started by LauraTom

2 Oct 10
Reply by Theresa Mary Giancola

tin ceiling in a bathroom

We are creating a master bath in a our 1882 folk italianate where there wasn't one before (existing empty space). We're doing it period sty…

Started by Dianne

9 Oct 8
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