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

Making changes to your row house is ok.

Responsible Improving: Is It Possible to Think Outside the Box?

The modification issue is really not all that easy to address which is why we haven't really talked about breaking out of the row before now. Neighbors' "improvements" are something people constantly have to deal with. When you're not attached, you can mostly ignore the changes if you don't like them. However, when you live … Continue reading Responsible Improving: Is It Possible to Think Outside the Box?

Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Behind the Georgetown house, where John and Elizabeth Edwards lived when he was an U.S. Senator, there is a quaint row of small homes. Facing a common walkway, lined with lush container gardens, 10 row homes are painted brick, in ever-so pale shades of blue, cream, green, beige and white. Shutters and traditional-styled lamps hung … Continue reading Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Making Your Older Home a Little More Green

The Philadelphia Preservation Alliance offers free workshops for homeowners in Philadelphia. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn more about preserving and maintaining older and historic homes. The Alliance hosts knowledgeable speakers and offers supplemental materials for further research. A full schedule of workshops is listed on our calendar. Sara Sweeney, an architect and … Continue reading Making Your Older Home a Little More Green