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Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood

Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood

Betsy J. Green

  • 1495


It does not matter which house you live in, but discovering that unique history of both the house and land is just waiting to be uncovered with the help of this book. You will learn how to begin your search; find and contact former owners of your house; discover the architect who designed your house; find the original plans for your house; re-create long-lost woodwork, porches, even historic landscaping; locate building permits for your house; find the original price of your house; research subdivisions and neighborhoods; find deeds for your house and land; find old photos of your house; use old maps to learn about your neighborhood; and write your house history. Also includes a state-by-state guide. (288pp. illus. index. Santa Monica Press, 2002.)