Historic Charlotte Links
Historic Preservation Links
Understanding and preserving tangible pieces of our diverse history allows us to understand the past and plan for the future with more understanding, turning the places that we live into the places that we love. Below are organizations and companies whose primary focus is the preservation, restoration and education of our historic landmarks both locally and nationally.
National Online Resources
Everything old-house owners need to know about caring for, living in and maintaining their old houses.
Bob Vila Building Online
Home remodeling guru Bob Vila offers tips, FAQs, and how-to solutions.
Federal Style Pattern Book features architectural details including mantels, cornice moldings, chair rails, baseboards, interior doors and arches, windows, door surrounds and more.
Historic Home Works
Preservation and restoration references.
Discussion community for home remodeling, renovation, repair and other common historic homeowner topics.
Michigan State University
Michigan State University offers a searchable database for articles on home maintenance and repair.
Locate a variety of products and services used in the preservation of historic properties.
One of our favorites – Share your history, photos and personal stories–if only these walls could talk!
This Old House
Descriptions of the work being done and the products used in their weekly TV series. Also a resource directory and online store offering books for sale about repair and restoration.
World of Old Houses
A guide to preserving and restoring your old home.
Historic Property Specialists
Affordable specialists in historic detailed replication–old or new.
Before The Architect
Architectural and construction consulting, design, and Autocad drafting and design.
Structural restoration and repair of post and beam buildings. Colonial Restorations straighten leaning barns, replace sills and beams and jack-support sagging older structures.
D. C. Nauman, Chairmaker & Cabinetmaker
Builders of traditional old Pennsylvania reproduction chairs and furniture as well as reproduction millwork, paneling and antique furniture repair and restoration.
Historic House Colors
Assistance for homeowners and businesses regarding the selection of exterior colors.
Leigh Douglas Johnson, Fine Home Design and 18th Century Design
Specializing in period homes, designs that blend antique ambiance and detailing with the requirements of 21st Century living.
Excellent resource for historic preservation, cultural resource management and historical organizations and services.
Repair, restoration, and preservation of the integrity of existing historical and ornamental plasters.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
“The cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened.”
The National Park Service
Discover American history in all its diversity with information on preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings.
U.S. Heritage Group, Inc.
U.S. Heritage Group helps navigate the challenges of masonry restoration projects by providing specialized consulting services such as condition assessment, specification review, on-site contractor training, quality control site inspections, custom mortar blending and heritage masonry workshops.
W. Scott Smith
Restoration consulting services. Full details of the restoration effort of the Peter Williams House.
Local Historic Resources
Charlotte’s Historic Districts
From Dilworth to Pineville, Charlotte is chock full of historic communities.
Charlotte Historic Landmark Commission
The Charlotte Historic Landmark Commission exists to recommend the designation of individually specific historic property, both real and personal, as historic landmarks and to secure their preservation.
Preserving history and saving the places that tell the stories of Charlotte
Preservation North Carolina
The mission of Preservation North Carolina is to protect and promote buildings, sites and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina.
Tax Information on Historic Properties
Did you know that owning an historic property can save you thousands on your tax bill every year? Legislation regarding the tax benefits of historic home ownership can be found here.
This old house has a story to tell!
Visit CharlotteHistoricHomes.com for more information on Charlotte’s historic landmark homes.
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