Reading Your Old House

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Getting to know more about your old house—who built it and when, what’s special about it, and how it can be sensitively updated—gives you a sense of confidence about owning and caring for it. Learn how to piece together the history of your old house as Joseph Cornish, supervising preservation services manager at Historic New England, shows where to look to track down records of your home’s history, and what the surviving physical evidence of your old house has to say about its past.