Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood (Paperback)

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Every home has a story to tell, but curious homeowners often don't know where and how to begin to reveal it. This practical manual demonstrates how to obtain information and organise it into a lively narrative history. Previous owners, architects, community newspapers, and local and state agencies are some of the valuable sources discussed. With these tools homeowners can inexpensively and easily create a legacy that will enhance the emotional and financial value of their property for family and future owners. A state-by-state guide to resources is included.

About the Author

A former staff editor of World Book Encyclopedia and associate editor of Reader's Digest, Betsy J. Green is a noted house historian who has been researching and writing about house histories for over ten years. She has taught house history research at adult educational programs throughout the Chicago area, and has written nominations to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Green also regularly presents programs to libraries, historical societies, and community groups.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781891661242
ISBN-10: 1891661248
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2002
Pages: 288
Language: English