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How to reap benifits from the Tax Reform Act of 1976 if you preserve, rehabilitate, or restore historic buildings.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 5

How to pay for a restoration.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1983 (v.11#3) pg. 27

How to research an old house. Uncover the history of an old house to satisfy your curiosity and help in restoration.
AMERICANA Nov-Dec 1983 (v.11#5) pg. 90

A look at rehabilitating old homes in large cities. Tips on choosing an area and the building, a look at financing, and a brief rundown on what's happening in some major US cities.
APARTMENT LIFE May 1978 (v.10#5) pg. 80

A look at rehabilitating old inner city houses. Tips on how to select a house, choose a neighborhood, and a look at some of the ways to save money by doing the work yourself.
APARTMENT LIFE Nov 1978 (v.10#11) pg. 65

Houseguide, a look at renovating old houses in urban areas. Covers how to find the money to finance the purchase and the rehabilitation. Looks at what can be accomplished through an addition. Suggestions on remodeling kitchens, the area where most rehab work starts. Also includes a guide to rehabilitation agencies in various cities.
APARTMENT LIFE Nov 1979 (v.11#11) pg. 55

A look at "Shopsteading", a program for renovating commercial areas into street-level businesses with living spaces "over the shop".
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1980 (v.12#3) pg. 4

A look at what is available in bank mortgages for inner-city restoration.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1980 (v.12#6) pg. 20

A special 19-page section on urban rehabilitation. Covers cosmetic changes, major structural alterations, and information on home energy.
APARTMENT LIFE Sep 1980 (v.12#9) pg. 31

Eight pages show photos and floor plans of how two old houses were transformed into livable, modern homes. One was a 1935 Cape Cod, the second house was a boxy, two-story frame house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 52

Building on the past. Special 24 page section shows how three old houses were restored.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1979 (v.57#10) pg. 113

Restoration or renovation. Which details to keep and which to change. Clues to your home's past will help you decide. Includes tips on tracking down your home's history.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1990 (v.13#11) pg. 28

A design system for partial rehabilitation of low-income housing. Includes a chart of 13 "rules" to control design costs.
COST CUTS Oct 1987 (v.4#9) pg. 1
Added Info COST CUTS Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 6

Housing rehabilitation standards. Ideas from winners of a national contest for the best housing rehabilitation standards from a nonprofit or public agency.
COST CUTS Feb-Mar 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 5

How to plan a rehab housing program for highest impact and lowest cost. Looks at financing, need, politics, economic climate, and neighborhood expectations.
COST CUTS Jun-Jul 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 6

Selective rehabilitation of housing units. A new system for covering in a step-by-step fashion the process of designing, budgeting, and carrying out the physical rehabilitation of housing units. Part 1. The "new discipline" of selective rehab.
COST CUTS Aug 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 6

Selective rehabilitation of housing units. Part 2. Computerization, field inspection, work write-up, cost estimate.
COST CUTS Sep-Oct 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 6

Selective rehabilitation of housing units. Part 3. How to bid a job.
COST CUTS Nov 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 1

Selective rehabilitation of housing units. Part 4. Controlling a construction job.
COST CUTS Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.6#9) pg. 1

When and how to use architects and engineers for major housing rehabilitation projects.
COST CUTS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 1

Current regulations and methods regarding lead abatement when renovating old housing.
COST CUTS May-Jun 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 1

Alternatives to full-scale lead abatement in renovated housing.
COST CUTS Jul-Aug 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 1

Restoring old houses. Part 1. How to get started.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1991 (v.22#2) pg. 48

Restoring old houses. Part 2. Doors and windows.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1991 (v.22#3) pg. 66

Restoring old houses. Part 3. Replacement parts.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1991 (v.22#4) pg. 72

Restoring old houses. Part 4. Floors, walls and ceilings.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1991 (v.22#5) pg. 72

Restoring old houses. Part 5. Stripping paint, when and how to do it.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1991 (v.22#6) pg. 49

Restoring old houses. Part 6. Choosing finishes.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1992 (v.23#1) pg. 56

A look at the remodeling done to a Queen Anne Victorian house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #193 Oct 1978 (v.28#8) pg. 16

Experts' examination of an 1890 Victorian house in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a discussion of the problems in modernizing it, along with suggestions for remodeling and improvements.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 38

Profile of the restoration of the Josiah Durkee house, a Greek Revival style, located in Waitsfield Vermont.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 48

Rebuilding a fire-damaged house. Tips on buying a burned house, renovating and reselling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 16

Restoring brownstone facades. Techniques for repairing and replacing 19th-century architectural elements.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 36

Troublespots in 19th-century framing. What to watch for when rehabilitating a common 19th-century structure.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 36

Transforming an Iowa farmhouse. An indoor pool for thermal storage, and major structural repairs redeem this 19th-century house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 46

Constructing a replica of the Jonathan Fairbanks house, the oldest wood-frame structure in North America, is described and illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 22

Church revival. How an architect saved an old New England church by converting it into a house. Includes information on installing and insulating a double-wall envelope for passive-solar heating.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 67

Tip on making a Victorian gable-end sunburst architectural feature.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 10

Second-story addition to a Victorian vacation house is described. Details of a laundry chute system noted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 22

Resurrecting the William T. Bolton house (Pasadena, CA) which was designed by Charles and Henry Greene. Includes details for a Greene and Greene style wall lantern featuring leaded-glass.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 4

Seismic retrofits. Anchor bolts and shear walls are the way to beef up older homes in earthquake-prone areas.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 34
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 4, 12

Restoring the east portico of Montgomery Place (Barrytown, NY). Some ingenious devices and a year's-worth of painstaking work are viewed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 67

Tip on installing a "time capsule" when remodeling a house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 10

Verandah verite. The truth about porches. Advice on restoring porches in the highly decorative style of the late 1800s.
HARROWSMITH #98 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 58

Dating vintage houses. Simple ways to trace the history of older homes.
HOME MECHANIX #757 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.87) pg. 72

Classic revival. Strategies for updating older houses without sacrificing their vintage features.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 26

Rehabilitating old houses. Special 32 page section. Tips on selecting a house to rehab, residing, reroofing, installing porch columns, tax breaks, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 55

A look at urban homesteading.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 66

How to convert a commercial building into a home. A look at several examples.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 23

Rebuilding after a fire. Some suggestions.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1981 (v.2#6) pg. 76

Renovation versus restoration. How to determine if a house is a good candidate for restoration to its original appearance.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 60

A look at the Brooklyn Brownstone built in 1886 and restored by the Everett Ortners.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1973 (v.1#1) pg. 3

How an old (1882) schoolhouse in Lyndon, Kentucky, was restored and transformed into a home.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 3

A look at the restoration of an Italian Villa (ca. 1850) in New Haven, Connecticut.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1974 (v.2#1) pg. 3

A look at the restoration of Haw Branch Plantation in Amelia, Virginia.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1974 (v.2#4) pg. 3

A look at the restoration of a Victorian Octagon house in Hudson, New York (ca. 1860).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1974 (v.2#5) pg. 3

A look at the restoration of a Queen Anne house, the Hanger House, in the Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas, (built in 1889).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1974 (v.2#6) pg. 2

A look at the various styles of sawn wood ornamentation used on Victorian homes. Includes tips on restoring and recreating sawn wood ornamentation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1974 (v.2#7) pg. 1

A look at the restoration of a pre-Civil War mansion in Hampton, Illinois.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1974 (v.2#7) pg. 3

A look at the work involved in preserving the ornate wood trim of a Queen Anne style house in the Summit Hill district of St. Paul, Minnesota.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1974 (v.2#8) pg. 3

Renovation of a Victorian Italianate house (built in 1874) in the Riverside District of Covington, Kentucky.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1974 (v.2#9) pg. 3

Restoring a frame house exterior. Description of one man's work on a Queen Anne Victorian house in St. Paul, Minnesota.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1974 (v.2#9) pg. 5

A look at the restoration of a Federal-style house which dates from 1780-1790 and other structures in the Thompson Triangle area of Charlestown, Massachusetts.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1974 (v.2#10) pg. 3

A look at the restoration of a Greek Revival home (ca. 1830) in Malden, New Brunswick, Canada.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 3

A look at the five-story brownstone in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn and how its restoration enlightened its owner about the problems of getting insurance faced by owners of restored homes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1974 (v.2#12) pg. 3

Re-creating Victorian "gingerbread" trim.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1975 (v.3#10) pg. 1

Preserving exterior woodwork. A look at some restoration at Lyndhurst.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1976 (v.4#2) pg. 7

Guidelines for rehabilitating old buildings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1977 (v.5#1) pg. 8

Restoring old (1870-1920) storefronts. A look at what was representative of commercial architecture and the graphics of the late 19th and early 20th century.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 25

The restoration of an 1852 up-country Greek Revival house with verandah in Cobb County, Georgia described.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1978 (v.6#6) pg. 63

The American Farmhouse. How to restore a 19th century farmhouse with authenticity.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.6#7) pg. 73

Reclamation of an 1899 Queen Anne style Victorian house in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, described.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.6#8) pg. 87

Description of the restoration of a double porticoed Jeffersonian Colonial house built in 1824.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.6#9) pg. 98

A look at the restoration of an 1890's Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Vallejo, California.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1978 (v.6#10) pg. 110

Straightening up an old building. Detailed description of how a two-story wooden pottery in Ithaca, N.Y. (ca. 1840) was reconstructed. Emphasis is on how the bowed walls were brought into plumb.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.6#12) pg. 134

A look at the restoration of a stone and frame farmhouse in northwest Illinois (ca. 1865).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.7#1) pg. 3

A look at restoring a 12-room Second Empire house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Conversion from a student tenement to a townhouse.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1979 (v.7#2) pg. 15

The Interpretive Restoration. Part 1. Suggestions on how to restore the "ordinary" old house. Looks at the distinction between reversible and irreversible work and guidelines on how to proceed with "interpretive restoration".
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.7#4) pg. 37

The Interpretive Restoration. Part 2. A look at how Clem Labine applied the principles in the restoration of the dining room in his 1883 brownstone in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1979 (v.7#5) pg. 50

A look at the restoration of a Federal style Greystone house, ca. 1831, in Cooperstown, NY.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.7#7) pg. 75

A look at the restoration of a Mansard home in the Lafayette Square district of St. Louis, Missouri, an 8-room townhouse built in 1877.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1979 (v.7#8) pg. 86

A look at the restoration of a Carpenter Gothic farmhouse in Colfax, North Carolina.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1979 (v.7#10) pg. 110

A look at the restoration of the houses in the 1500 block of West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.7#12) pg. 135

Rejuvenating a Queen Anne house, built in 1894, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 15

A look at Smedley's Ice Cream Parlor in Silverton, Colorado, that was built and furnished from a 19th century pattern book and the Old-House Journal catalog.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1980 (v.8#3) pg. 35

Home-made gingerbread. How an old nondescript farmhouse was transformed into a Victorian home. Emphasis is on the construction of an ornamental picket fence.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.8#4) pg. 39

New threat to old houses: technological trashing (the conspicous display of energy gadgets).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1980 (v.8#5) pg. 50

Comments about the architectural enhancement of the old farmhouse described in "Home-made gingerbread" (Apr 1980) and a look at the philosophies of restoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1980 (v.8#7) pg. 83

A look at the restoration of an 1859 Victorian house in Jewett, Texas.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.8#8) pg. 87

A look at hazards and misfortunes in retrofitting an old house to make it more energy efficient.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 125

Restoration basics. Part 1. An outline of practical and economical steps that will result in the sensitive rehabilitation of old buildings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1981 (v.9#1) pg. 3

Restoration basics. Part 2. Roofing: repair or replace?
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 29

Restoration basics. Part 3. Evaluating the exterior. How to examine siding, trim, foundation and porches.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.9#3) pg. 55

Restoring a Greek Revival house at 5 Crown Street, Worcester MA.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1981 (v.9#5) pg. 99

Is it old or antique? How to be sensitive to the status of a house before starting to "remodel".
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.9#7) pg. 151

Restoration basics. Part 6. Energy-saving fundamentals.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1981 (v.9#9) pg. 203

Restoration basics. Part 7. A review of the standards for rehabilitation issued by the US Secretary of the Interior.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1981 (v.9#11) pg. 263

Restoration basics. Part 8. The 10 basic principles for sensitive rehabilitation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 273

A Victorian dream come true. Description of the renovation of an 87 year old house in Springfield Mass. by James and Meridith Boone.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1982 (v.10#6) pg. 117

The house on Pleasant Street. Restoration with patience instead of money. Rodney and Lynn Poling restore an 1835 Victorian.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1982 (v.10#8) pg. 153

How to make "gingerbread" wood ornaments to decorate porches, roof lines, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1982 (v.10#12) pg. 254

Tips on taking photos of a house restoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1984 (v.12#4) pg. 72

A beginner's guide to federal income tax credits for historic-building rehabilitation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.12#5) pg. 91

Guidelines to planning a house restoration. Part 1.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1986 (v.14#8) pg. 378

Guidelines to planning a house restoration. Part 2.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 438

Rescuing homestead or farmstead outbuildings. Some tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 38

SPECIAL ISSUE on commercial building rehabilitation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#4) pg. 1

Drying-in and drying-out. Advice on dealing with water and other damage following a hurricane or flood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.19#2) pg. 40
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.19#3) pg. 6

Bond-beam construction. Detailed description of a major reinforced-masonry seismic-resistant retrofit for an earthquake-damaged Victorian house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.19#2) pg. 44

Financing old-house restoration in the 1990s. A guide to sources of funding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 52, 58

Mastering the art of architectural salvage.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 52

Survival guide. The best advice from 20 years of OHJ. (1) Where to begin a renovation. (2) Cleaning tips. (3) Saving old plaster. (4) Basic tools. (5) Do-it-yourself scaffolds. (6) Wood floor care and repair. (7) Stripping paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.21#5) pg. Insert

Poking into the past. An investigator explains how to uncover the historic details about an old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.22#5) pg. 44

Stabilizing a structurally sagging outbuilding. Tips on reinforcing roof, walls, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.23#4) pg. 44

Pennies from heaven. A look at new tax relief programs that benefit restorers of owner-occupied homes and a discussion of what it takes to qualify.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 24

Dating an old house. How to read the physical evidence, both architectural and documentary.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.26#3) pg. 48

Salvage savvy. How to shop the salvage market for period materials to use when restoring an old house. Advice on finding millwork, lighting, flooring, plumbing, glass, hardware, stone and tile. Includes suggestions for searching Internet sites and provides a list of dealersin architectural antiques.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.26#5) pg. 65

Hot on the paper trail. How to conduct an exhaustive search to learn as much about your house's past as possible.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.27#2) pg. 62

Old house restoration. Making a house a home. Tips on planning for a renovation, remodeling, or improvement project to an existing house.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1986 (v.163#5) pg. 76

Renovator's handbook. Part 1. A guide to rehabilitating houses built before 1914.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 57
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 12

Renovator's handbook. Part 2. A guide to rehabilitating houses built between 1914 and 1945.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 57

Renovator's handbook. Part 3. A guide to rehabilitating houses built after 1945.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 41

A look at rehabilitation of old houses. Tips on finding the right house, organizing the work and sources for more information.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 90