Suggested References For Old House Owners


Jordan, Steve. Rehab Rochester, A Sensible Guide for Old House Maintenance, Repair, and Rehabilitation. Rochester: The Landmark Society of Western New York, 1995.

Reader’s Digest Home Improvement Manual, A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Renovating, Modernizing, and Adding Space to Your Home. Pleasantville, New York: Reader’s Digest Association Inc., 1982.

The Old House Journal. Gloucester, MA: Dovetale Publishers. (Subscription service:

800 234-3797).

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of the Interior, March 1990.


McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred Knopf Inc.,1984.

What Style Is It?. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1983.


Exterior Decoration. Philadelphia: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1976.

Moss, Roger. Century of Color, 1820-1920. Watkins, New York: The American Life Foundation, 1981.

Moss, Roger and Gail Caskey Winkler. Victorian Exterior Decoration. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1987.


Insulating the Old House. Portland, ME: Greater Portland Landmarks Inc., 1978. (Mailing address: Greater Portland Landmarks Inc., 165 State Street, Portland, ME 04101).


McKee, Harley K. Introduction to Early American Masonry: Stone, Brick, Mortar, and Plaster. Washington D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation and Columbia University, 1973.