Your Old House

Your Old House

Maintenance

Maintaining an old house may seem challenging, but usually these homes were built to last! Here are some resources on keeping your historic home structurally sound.

Historic Preservation = Sustainability

When remodeling an old house, there are many ways to keep not only a historic sensibility, but also many ways to preserve and reuse materials. Saving old houses is the ultimate in recycling.

Energy Efficiency and the Historic House: Presentation by Marena Wisniewski and Todd Levine/CT State Preservation Office (SHPO)

Presented by Wilton Historical in collaboration with Wilton Go Green

It’s the age-old adage: “the greenest house is the one already built.” Historic houses are inherently sustainable, with features built in to capitalize on using and retaining energy. Historic houses can also be updated in appropriate ways to make them even more efficient, some of which you can do yourself. Join us as we share helpful tips and case studies to help owners save money on their bills, help the environment, and maintain their home- all at the same time!

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Learn more about your old house:

See if it is listed in the Historic House Surveys : https://wiltonhistorical.org/architectural-survey/
Learn about Historic Markers and how to research your old house: https://wiltonhistorical.org/about/historic-markers/

More Resources

Preservation Connecticut
State Historic Preservation Office
National Trust for Historic Preservation