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Historic registers
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On this forum, I would guess that some of you are on your state's historic register, if not the national register. For those of you that have been through it, how difficult is the process? I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimm Jan 9, 2013.

The 19th century Queen Anne
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Hello,I have a simplified Queen Anne that was built in 1881.  It's not in bad shape at all but it has very little of the features that come to mind when thinking of a Queen Anne and I would like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Himmel Jan 19, 2013.

 

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Richard Himmel replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"A lot of information and pictures can be obtained in books at your local library.  When my wife and I purchased a 1896 home in Newport, KY, she found one that not only had lots of pictures but also went into detail on how the Victorians lived.…"
Jan 19, 2013
Kimm replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"Thank you for that link, Charles!  It was very helpful to see renderings of what the bathrooms of that era really looked like.  I am certainly not looking to recreate these rooms exactly but I would like to include authentic elements where…"
Jan 9, 2013
Kimm replied to Kimm's discussion Historic registers
"Thanks for the replies!  I am right across the way from a historic district but it stops before my house.  Ironically, according to my abstract, that district originally included my street but it was moved a long time ago. I would be…"
Jan 9, 2013
Bill Hendrickson replied to Kimm's discussion Historic registers
"Our area and our house was on the NM historical registry before we bought it. The restrictions were very light and as long as we stayed within the original look we could do just about what we wanted."
Jan 8, 2013
Charles J replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"Our 1880 Queen Anne has two indoor outhouses (attached to and part of house). Both 2-seaters, one on first floor and one on second floor. The original house plans do indicate a bathroom off the master bedroom, and as far as I can tell there has…"
Jan 7, 2013
Charles J replied to Kimm's discussion Historic registers
"The Homer, NY Historic District is one of the earliest (early 1970s) to apply for and get Historic Register status. Forms were provided and houses were assigned to members of the newly formed Landmark Society to be studied and reported on. Photos…"
Jan 7, 2013
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Historic registers

On this forum, I would guess that some of you are on your state's historic register, if not the national register. For those of you that have been through it, how difficult is the process? I have heard so many different things but not from anyone who is actually on the register. I live in upstate New York and I contacted the local Landmark Society who basically just pointed me to their web site. I'd really like to hear some real life experience with both getting on a register as well as what it…See More
Jan 6, 2013
Kimm replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"Very good points about bathrooms not being installed and "period" kitchens! I'm not looking to restore this house back to 1881 but I would like to put as much architecture back as I can. The house changed hands a few times in the…"
Jan 6, 2013
Andy Streenz replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"If your house is a Queen Anne, it really only applies to its exterior features.  Inside, the details were up to the whim of the owner/builder.  What Phil says is correct...bathrooms probably weren't even inside in 1881 and kitchens,…"
Jan 5, 2013
Phil replied to Kimm's discussion The 19th century Queen Anne
"You should post some pictures of the house, outside and in.  1881 is actually very early for most queen Anne houses.  Only the most elite houses in progressive areas would have even had bathrooms in that era. Thus, even houses of that era…"
Jan 5, 2013
Kimm posted a discussion

The 19th century Queen Anne

Hello,I have a simplified Queen Anne that was built in 1881.  It's not in bad shape at all but it has very little of the features that come to mind when thinking of a Queen Anne and I would like to restore some of those features back.So, my question is what were some of the authentic features that you would see in an original Queen Anne?  Like, for the bathroom, are things like wainscoting and basketweave floor tile authentic or just modern interpretations of the way bathrooms used to look? …See More
Jan 5, 2013

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I am a first time homeowner and my home is over a hundred years old. I love it and will never leave it! Oh...and I have no real DIY skills to speak of!
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
I would like to replace as many of the original structural elements as possible. I would also like to restore the carriage house in my backyard.

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