Repointing a Stone Wall with Lime Mortar

First and foremost, you can not use concrete / portland cement in any masonry work on a house built before 1850, and maybe even until 1900. It's worth asking a local mason to see what sort of bricks you have in your home. If they are new bricks and fired to be very hard, cement … Continue reading Repointing a Stone Wall with Lime Mortar

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RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research

You don't have to face renovation alone. These are a small sample of the associations you can reach out to for assistance with your renovation. If you have an association near you, please let us know and we'll add them to the list. Baltimore City Historic Society Athenaeum of Philadelphia Historic House Trust - New … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research

RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration

Row houses come in every age. If you have an older row home and you wish to preserve the authenticity, the following resources may prove useful. 18th Century Restoration Adkins Architectural Antiques All About Shutters American Tin Ceiling B&B Hardware Ball and Ball Bauerware Cabinet Hardware Guardian Door House of Antique Hardware Liz's Antique Hardware … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration

RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research

• Baltimore City Historic Society • Athenaeum of Philadelphia • Historic House Trust - New York City • Historical Society of Pennsylvania • National Parks Service - Technical Preservation Services • New York Historical Society • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission • The Bostonian Society Please note that listing a product or company here is … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research