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What Does Constitute A Historic Home?

A home is deemed historic or “architecturally significant” by the National Register of Historic Places or by the local historic board if it exemplifies a signature architectural style, captures the essence of a given time period, or is associated with famous people from the past. Also included in this category are homes located in neighborhoods designated as historic districts.

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A historic house generally meets several criteria before being listed by an official body as “historic.” Generally the building is at least a certain age, depending on the rules for the individual list. A second factor is that the building be in recognizably the same form as when it became historic. Third is a requirement that either an event of historical importance happened at the site, or that a person of historical significance was associated with the site, or that the building itself is important for its architecture or interior.Houses were first thought of as historic rather than just old or interesting, during the early nineteenth century. Government protection was first given during the late nineteenth century.Historic homes are often eligible for special grant awards for preservation. What makes a historic home significant is often its architecture or its significance to the culture or history of the area. There are some organizations that offer services to research the history of a home and others that provide repositories for users to document the history of their homes. Historic homes may still be inhabited, and thus should not be confused with historic house museums.

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For those who have a soft spot for old houses, calling them “historic” is a given. For old house connoisseurs, every beautiful old house deserves the historic designation. But what truly denotes a historic house in the eyes of the law, the public and the National Register? There are set rules that the National Register of Historic Places uses to determine whether an old house is considered historic. In order to receive the designation, the following characteristics must pertain to the house:

-It is associated with significant events in history. A good example of this would be a structure that was part of the Underground Railroad, or the private home in the village of Appomatox Court House, Virginia where the Confederate Army surrendered to end the Civil War.
-It is associated with the lives of people significant to the past. Under this rule, a home once owned by a President, inventor or prominent citizen would possibly be considered historic.
-It embodies distinctive characteristics, construction techniques, or other factors that make it a unique structure with historical value. A very good example of this would be a Frank Lloyd Wright house, since it was created by a master architect who launched innovative building techniques and design styles.
-It yields important information about a certain time period. This might include houses that were built with particular construction techniques or materials, such as a house built with wooden nails.

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Great Historic Home And Supply Resources on the Web:

  • Bob Vila
    Home remodeling guru Bob Vila offers tips, FAQs, and how-to solutions for Building Online.
  • This Old House
    A popular TV show goes online. Every week a new house from the TV show is featured. The site offers a description of the work being done and the products used, as well as a resource directory and an online store with books for sale about repair and restoration.
  • World of Old Houses
    Ian Evans’ World of Old Houses is a guide to caring for and restoring your old house.
  • Historic House Colors
    A nationwide service, available via email, that assists homeowners and businesses in the selection of exterior colors. Service is available for all types of historic homes as well as new construction.
  • Caravati’s Inc.
    Restoration materials from old buildings: stained glass, columns, doors, mantels, bath tubs, iron gates, iron fencing, pedestal sinks, lighting, molding, cobblestone, old brick, decorative tiles, shutters, hardware.
  • Crown Point Cabinetry
    Custom period-styled cabinetry: Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American with Milk Paint and Victorian. Handcrafted to the finest quality.
  • Historic Houseparts
    Specializing in architectural salvage and reproduction parts, Houseparts carries a great selection of salvaged building materials from period buildings and homes, as well as a huge selection of hard to find reproduction parts
  • Materials Unlimited
    For over 25 years Materials Unlimited has been one of the Midwest’s largest distributors of antique architecturals, period furniture and decorative accessories. 15,000 sq. ft. showroom houses some of the finest examples of late 19th and early 20th century exterior & interior decorative architectural elements.
  • Mode Living
    Architectural Elements, Lighting Fixtures, Hardware, Fabrics, Custom Designs and More.
  • Oak Park Home & Hardware
    Oak Park Home & Hardware specializes in lighting products, hardware, and home furnishings in the spirit of Arts & Crafts, Mission, Prairie, Bungalow, English Tudor, Tudor Manor, and Spanish Revival styles.
  • Renovator’s Supply
    Restoration hardware, plumbing, lighting manufacturer. Over 12,000 items for residential, commercial real estate development jobs. Renovator’s Supply online store & catalog serving you for generations.
  • Shop 4 Classics
    Shop 4 Classics offers many online tips and suggestions for selecting products for old homes as well as a large selection of antique reproduction plumbing products, door hardware, registers, and other products geared toward old homes.
  • Signature Hardware
    Supplier of nostalgic style decorative hardware for the home. Featuring products such as exterior door hardware, clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, vintage lighting and more.
  • Simmonds Woodturning
    Hand turned wood porch posts, newels, large diameter table legs, kitchen island legs and historical reproductions
  • St. Croix Globes, Maps and Prints
    19th century original architectural plans of cities all over the U. S., Canada, and Europe. Hand-colored prints and silver gelatine photos from the American Architect and Building News, a late 19th C. publication. Search our database of plans from most major cities
  • Van Dykes Restorers
    We are the industry leader in antique furniture and vintage home restoration hardware and supplies – from solid oak furniture kits to fittings, hinges and restorative supplies.
  • Vintage Barns, Woods and Restorations, Inc.
    We specialize in providing antique barns and other historic structures, custom log houses, and a wide assortment of vintage lumbers, flooring, paneling, and beams. In business for 30 years.
  • Vintage Fans, LLC
    We specialize in the professional restoration and sale of antique and vintage ceiling and desk fans that were manufactured in the U.S. from the 1890s-1950s.
  • Vintage Tub & Bath
    Vintage Tub & Bath is a family-owned supplier of antique and reproduction bathroom fixtures, faucets and accessories. We own and occupy a 12,000+ square-foot warehouse complete with a workshop and a state-of-the-art-refinishing department.
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s magazine.
  • Preservation Directory
    Resources and research tools for historic preservation, cultural resource management and historical organizations & services.