Historic preservation / conservation vocabulary:



European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces (download book) https://www.hornemann-institut.de/doi/2015ewag.pdf

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