The Pelham Preservation & Garden Society is committed to providing homeowners with the resources needed to achieve
the best possible results in restoring and preserving historic homes. The best way to obtain this information is by
becoming a member, which will give you access to our Historic Resource Guide, advice on accessing historic photos and documents
about your home and access to a communal pool of salvaged architectural elements and materials collected by our
is provided through the generosity of our members to provide information to assist homeowners in home improvement projects,
including a bulletin board with comments and reviews from our members regarding individuals and businesses that provide preservation-minded
restoration and maintenance services in Pelham. Also provided below are Preservation
Briefs from the National Park Service discussing the pros and cons of various restoration techniques.
Check out the National Park Service Standards for Preservation of Historic Structures.
National Park Service Preservation Briefs on:
Exterior Additions to Historic Homes
Preserving Interior Elements of Historic Homes
Repair & Replacement of Wood Roofs
Maintenance & Repair of Slate Roofs
Maintenance & Repair of Tile Roofs
Repairing Plaster Walls & Ceilings
Preserving Ornamental Plaster Details
Preservation of Exterior Stucco
Interior Painting of Historic Homes
Preservation of Leaded & Stained Glass Windows
Preserving Historic Tile Floors
|Identifying Architectural Styles
The first step in your home
restoration or preservation project
Before You Start
Your Home Improvement Project
|"Pelham By Design" Books
The Society has developed
a substantial collection of books on architecture and historic preservation as part of its "Pelham By Design" Collection --
a special section in the Pelham Public Library, located at the corner of Wolfs Lane and Colonial Avenue. These books have been specially selected by preservation specialists to assist you
with your home restoration project. Click on the icon above to see a complete list of these books.
|Preservation Bulletin Board
Pelham Bulletin Board of Preservation Resources
Many of our members have had experience
in undertaking home improvement projects that have respected the architectural history and integrity of their homes.
The above bulletin board contains ideas and suggested resources for preservation
and restoration projects.
(Please Note: The Pelham Preservation Society
does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services noted on this bulletin board; homeowners should make an
independent determination of the appropriate provider for specific work to be undertaken.)
Old House Journal Bulletin Board
several bulletin boards where readers and subscribers have
architectural restoration ideas and information.
Ideas and information to
help you get started
in finishing the interior
of your historic home.