Posted by: wadahp | October 19, 2009

THIS OLD HOUSE SEEKS GOOD PLACES TO BUY OLD HOUSES

Portland, Oregon – As part of the ongoing commitment to the preservation community, PreservationDirectory.com has once again teamed up with This Old House magazine to promote their search for “The Best Places to Buy an Old House.” An upcoming issue and Web feature from TOH will feature the 3rd annual “The Best Places to Buy an Old House” article, which strives to identify affordable—or just plain magnificent—homes in historic neighborhoods and districts across the United States.

According to This Old House Associate Editor, Keith Pandolfi, “In the past two years, TOH has introduced our readers to more than 100 great neighborhoods jam-packed with older homes, and residents determined to both restore them—and maintain them—for future generations. This year, we’re looking for 51 more (one in each state, and one in Canada) to add to our list of the Best Places to Buy an Old House. As always, we’re especially interested in overlooked places known for affordable houses that are heavy on architectural details.

  • The name of the neighborhood, town or district you wish to nominate
  • A brief history of the area
  • A brief description of the types of houses available, including architectural styles, the period in which they were built; and the average price range.  
  • A short paragraph on why you think the area deserves to be included on our list.
  • At least five high-res digital photographs (300 DPI, at about 8.5 by 6.5) of houses and/or streetscapes in the neighborhood.
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    The top picks, as determined by the This Old House staff, will be published in a future issue of This Old House and will be featured on the homepage of PreservationDirectory.com. Past “winners” include Centre Park Historic District in Reading, PA; Old Louisville, KY; Albany, OR; Washington, GA; Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY; and Georgetown, TX.

    To view last year’s Best Places article, go to www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20283021,00.html

    Nominations are due no later than November 16, 2009. Please send information outlined above to This Old House Associate Editor, Keith Pandolfi at keith_pandolfi@timeinc.com.

    About PreservationDirectory.com: PreservationDirectory.com is a primary online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. Our goal is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, PreservationDirectory.com has continually expanded and evolved to cover a comprehensive array of topics and resources of most interest to the historic and cultural resource community.
    Contact:
    Tim Cannan, President PreservationDirectory.com
    7017 N. Alma Ave Portland, OR 97203
    503-223-4939
    info@preservationdirectory.com
    http://www.PreservationDirectory.com
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