Preservation Links

Historic preservation / conservation vocabulary:

European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces (download book)

Historic Catalogs

Internet archive of historic architectural catalogs (House plans, Construction materials, Equipment, etc)

APT Building Technology Heritage Library (curated)

“The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices.”


Zuber Papers – scenic and other historic wallpapers using the original woodblocks.

William Morris Archive Wallpapers

Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers

Adelphi Paper Hangings – custom historic reproduction wallpaper

Historic Hardware

House of Antique Hardware

Van Dyke’s Restorers



Patina formulas for Brass, Bronze, and Copper

How it’s Made

Floor Cloths

Adelphi Hand-Blocked Wallpaper