Resource Center Reference Shelf

Whether you are tackling a small Do-It-Yourself project or hiring a contractor for a major renovation, it can often be helpful to read a bit about the job ahead first. Our reference shelf is a place where you can come to find the basic information you might need.

Preserving and Maintaining the Older Home
This book, first published in 1984, was co-written by CHHS founding members Shirley Hanson and Nancy Hubby. Shirley has now adapted portions of the book for our web site. Read more>

National Park Service Preservation Briefs
The National Park Service has published a series of Preservation Briefs that provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings. Read more>

Cooling an Older Home
Before you crank up the air conditioning, see if you can take advantage of your home's natural cooling properties. Read more>

Your Old Windows
Old windows give a house character, but replacing them often seems like a good energy-saving idea. This is not necessarily true. Read more>

Paint
Some general tips on preparation and color choice. Read more>

Prepare Your House For Winter
Some advice on making sure your house is ready for the cold, ice, and snow of winter. Read more>

If you have questions, suggestions for topics we might address, or know of materials that have been helpful to you, please let us know. You can call the Resource Center at 215 247-0417 or e-mail us.

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