Old House 101

OLD HOUSE 101: George Washington and Historic Preservation in the US

by Jon Valalik (Photo Credit: Library of Congress) Hello, and welcome to Old House 101! Today we're talking about the great influence that George Washington had on Historic Preservation in the United States.   The practice of active historic preservation hasn’t always existed in the United States. By luck or circumstance, we do have a few samples from very early in American history, but it wasn’t...

What is a State Historic Preservation Office?

by Jon Valalik (photo of the Leander Reeve Stone House in Hampton, IA by Ann Sullivan-Larson) If you own an historic home, the State Historic Preservation Office might turn out to be your new best friend! Read all about it in this week's edition of Old House 101.   The State Historic Preservation Office’s main purpose is to survey, document and nominate historic properties for the National Register...

OLD HOUSE 101: WHAT THE HECK IS THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES?

by Jon Valalik (photo by John Phalen) Hello, and welcome to Old House 101! You've probably heard of the National Register of Historic Places, but do you know what the heck it is? Jon's here to tell us all about it!   As a publication dedicated to bringing to light historic homes and buildings for sale across the country, we felt it wise to introduce tips, resources, and general insight on the...

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