Historic Homes

Restored white two-story historic home with black trim in Roanoke, Virginia

Restoring the Vacant Middle: Creating Middle Housing Through Historic Preservation

How flexible zoning in historic districts can support preservation and create affordable housing.

April 24, 2023 - Maribeth Mills

Sea Ranch California

Sea Ranch's Changing Architectural Vision

The progressive Northern California project is adapting to the times.

June 17, 2019 - The New York Times

Demolitions Increased After Vancouver's 'Heritage Action Plan' Took Effect

Vancouver, British Columbia's Heritage Action Plan went into effect in January of this year. According to an article in the Vancouver Courier, the policy has failed to achieve its intended goals.

May 16, 2015 - Vancouver Courier

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This Old House: Ranking America's Oldest Cities

Anyone with an Internet connection can tell you when a city was founded. But after the trauma of urban renewal and suburban flight, how much historic fabric remains? Wendell Cox ranks metropolitan areas by their shares of pre-World War II homes.

February 15, 2013 - New Geography

Historic Homes Are Losing Visitors, But Perhaps There’s An App for That

Of the thousands of historic homes across the country, many are seeing steep declines in visitors, reports J. Freedom du Lac. Consolidation and new technologies, such as smartphone apps, may be the best alternatives to closing doors.

December 29, 2012 - The Washington Post

Historic Preservation: The Reality Show

A new series from the BBC tracks six homeowners trying to convert historic (or just plain old) buildings into modern homes.

July 6, 2011 - The Telegraph

Documenting the History of L.A.

A citywide documentation project is underway in Los Angeles, where planners and preservationists (and the public) are documenting the city's important historic and cultural sites.

April 9, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

Home, Sweet Clam Shack

In Newburyport, Mass., critics tried to stop Mark Roland from converting an historic clam shack into a home. Roland claims: 'It's recycling.'

June 11, 2008 - The Boston Globe

Want to Renovate Your San Francisco Home? Good Luck.

San Francisco city planners take a hard line on renovating the city's stock of historic homes. Homeowners, architects, and even preservationists are saying the department has gone too far.

May 27, 2008 - The San Francisco Chronicle

City's Condo Cravings are Self Destruction

Critic Christopher Hume bemoans the destruction of historic homes in Toronto to make way for new residential condo towers.

March 24, 2008 - The Toronto Star

Years-Long Preservation Effort May Come to Conclusion Soon

After years in waiting, two historic Victorian neighborhoods in Brooklyn are finally coming up for historic designation approval.

March 23, 2008 - The New York Times

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