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Character Home Resources

Preserving Heritage Homes

Whether you’re making the decision to purchase a character home or you just have a passion for these beautiful dwellings, please feel free to browse through our resources and learn more. We thank the Victoria Heritage Foundation for allowing us to post these, they do great work and have many more resources available on their website.

Resources

Courtesy of the Victoria Heritage Foundation.

Your Old House Brochures

Masonary

Maintaining historic masonry: brick & stone, by Robert Patterson

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Paint

Problems and remedies in painting the older home, by Ken Marchtaler

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True Colours

Authentic heritage colour & placement, by Sharon Halfnight & Donald Luxton

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Wood Windows

Repair & maintenance of old wood windows, by Bill Murphy

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Wood Siding

Historic wood siding & shingle cladding, by Nick Bawlf

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Neighbourhood Walking Tours

Victoria Heritage Foundation has an ongoing goal to produce Neighbourhood Heritage Walking Tour brochures for parts of Victoria’s historic neighbourhoods – eight to date. Click on the neighbourhoods to follow the map and view the houses. The self-guided routes describe many buildings not on the Heritage Register. The printed brochures are distributed at various locations including the Tourist Information Centre, Community Centres.

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House Grants

The House Grants Program of the Victoria Heritage Foundation promotes the retention and preservation of Victoria’s irreplaceable historic housing stock by assisting owners of Heritage Designated houses with the costs of rehabilitation and maintenance.

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