Caring for Your Historic House – #BK-111



by Heritage Preservation and the National Park Service, with an introduction by Richard H. Jenrette

Bound in hardcover, this comprehensive illustrated guide focuses on the importance of maintenance in the preservation of historic homes. Comprised of essays by 22 leading experts, topics include structural issues (exterior masonry, exterior woodwork, roofs, wooden windows, exterior paints and finishes), elements of interior design (wallpaper, interior paints and finishes, flooring and floor finishes, interior woodwork), kitchens and bathrooms, heating and cooling and lighting and electrical systems. Further reading covers issues regarding landscape, fire protection and appraisals and insurance concerns, among other topics.