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Octagon Houses

Of all of the Victorian styles, the Octagon is the simplest to identify with its eight sided construction. Some adaptations have six, ten, or more sides. Many sport octagonal cupolas or domes and porches; most have a raised basement. There are ...

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Second Empire

Where: Frequent in Northeast and Midwest. Comparatively rare on the West Coast or in the South. Common locally in the Rivertowns of Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Scarborough, Irvington and Hastings on Hudson. When: 1855 – 1885 Look For: ...

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Exterior Paint Guide – Historic Homes

Before you repaint your historic house, learn more about new products on the market in this exterior paint guide. Lest you think that exterior paint for historic houses is as steady state and timeless as, say, copper flashing or lime mor...

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