The following are links that owners and restorers of historic properties may find helpful. We are always looking to add more here so if you have a restoration article or link you feel belongs here, please send it to [email protected] for consideration!
Renovating Old Houses is THE encyclopedia for historic homeowners. Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire work out, this book will give you an excellent overview by topic to make an informed decision.
The Old House Doctor addresses a wide array of topics of concern to homeowners including troubleshooting and repair.
The Slate Roof Bible contains everything you could ever want to know about slate roofs including their repair, maintenance, installation, replacement and restoration. This book is extensive!
Magazine & Journal Resources
Old House Journal offers resources for restoring old houses. The site provides recommendations for products and services for homes built before 1950 as well as resources needed for old house restoration projects.
Old House Web publishes how-to stories, features, design ideas and first-person old-house adventures, along with a place where enthusiasts can swap questions and solutions. There is also a detailed archive of information about products for old homes that includes companies that supply those products.
State & National Resources
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office. This state resource provides information on the National Register of Historic Places & Virginia Landmarks Register as well as other information regarding preservation.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. There are a variety of preservation links on the site including State Historic Preservation Offices and Preservation Agencies in the National Park Service.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. This site contains information regarding the Preservation Magazine, various preservation books, and resources for historic homeowners including products for your home.