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Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia

Despite the commercial intentions of the site, this free online guide to home repair is superior to many similar offerings on the Web. Organized in five principle sections (Plumbing, Wiring, Carpentry, Decks, and Masonry & Concrete), the Encyclopedia covers a good variety of subtopics, from selecting and buying lumber to replacing a faucet or water heater to pouring concrete. Generally aimed at...
Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

This site, which guides users through the US Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, will appeal to anyone who owns an old home or has an interest in historic preservation. After an initial overview of the standards, users can browse illustrated guidelines for specific building features and areas (windows, entrances, roofs, masonry, wood, etc.). For each, the site offers a list...
New Zealand Historic Places Trust

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust site contains several sections that will be of great assistance to persons interested in the area of historic and cultural preservation, or for those interested in a different perspective on the practice and art of historical preservation. The research centerpiece of the site is the New Zealand Historic Places Register, which contains information on over 1,000...
Robie House Interior Restoration Project

The Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in the city of Chicago, is slowly being restored to its 1910 splendor. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website has an outstanding virtual tour of the house. The first room shown is "Dining Room East", where visitors can see a photo of what it looked liked in "1910", and then by clicking on "Acquisition",...