Owners often find it fascinating to learn more about their homes or business properties, and this information is designed to guide them in their research.
We encourage building researchers to share their knowledge with the Landmark Society. We retain research information in our Wenrich Library, where it remains available to others who seek information on that building or neighborhood. You may wish to do architectural documentation as well, including description, photographs and maps.
Even fisherman get better results through observation.
American historic carpentry is the historic methods with which wooden buildings were built in what is now the United States since European settlement.
A number of methods were used to form the wooden walls and the types of structural carpentry are often defined by the wall, floor, and roof construction such as log, timber framed, balloon framed, or stacked plank.
The Golden Plow Tavern in York, PA, is a very unusual American building.
It is built with corner post construction on the ground floor, half-timbered style of timber framing on the upper floor and has a less common style of wood roof shingles than typical in America.
Are there resources for people looking to buy or sell historic properties?
Finding the right buyer for your historic property is important and requires marketing that focuses on reaching other homeowners with an appreciation for historic houses.
The Landmark Society can also help you with that effort.
On-Site Inspection If there is a plaque, historical marker, cornerstone, commercial, etc., record information from it as well as the source, e.g.
Detectives look at everything, every piece, before forming theories about how they fit together.
Artists practice careful observation as they draw and compose.
Some types of historic houses are called plank houses but plank house has several meanings which are discussed below.