A Window into America's Past
Victorian Resources
A Page of Links

National and Government Organizations
Real Estate and more . . .
Renovation and Care of Old Houses
Victorian Gardening
On-Line Journals
Television Resources and Home Pages

Where to Find It (supplies)
General, Books, Design, Hardware & Moldings, Wall Covering, Furniture, Lighting, Jewelry, Etc.
Art and Antiques
(Architectural)    (Furniture & General)
Antique Auctions
Just for Fun

National and Government Organizations

Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation, Historic Preservation and Archaeology
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
National Register of Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation Home Page
National Trust Kids' Site
Preservation Briefs, National Park Service


Real Estate and more . . .

OldHouses.com a national selection of historic homes and old houses for sale.
AntiqueRealEstate.com more good listings
(Old Louisville usually has a number of prime Victorian homes on the market, and rarely on-line.  You may want to check our Old Louisville Directory for real estate agents that can help you.)


Preservation, Renovation, and Care of Old Houses

A Guide to Heritage Preservation Sites links and more links
Greater Windsor Home Builders Association \Home Renovation Guide\
Ian Evans' World of Old Houses
John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks, Front Page 
Preserve & Protect
Preserve/Net - Historic Preservation Source The Preservationists resource
The Interactive Old House Network
The Renovator Submit a question, submit a tip
A Home is the sum of it's antique parts
The Natural Handyman - general home repair and tips


The Victorian Web Society, politics, arts, literature, economics of the Victorian era
Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley
Victorian Society in America 
Victoria Research Web
Victoriana, Resources for Victorian Living large resources links site, study center, etc.
Queen Victoria   and  Royal Profile 
A 19th Century Woman's Place... Victorian Woman's World
Victorian Station Architecture, Design, Royalty, more.  Includes a Victorian Shopping Mall
The Old House Attic  excellent resource!
Period and Style for Designers
   much more than just Victorian
Hope Greenberg: Godey's Lady's Book
Victorianism Thought, architecture, design, society, religion
Victorian Elegance\ Complimentary Web Graphics With A Victorian Flavor\"  


Great Buildings on-line Victorian Architecture a selection of notable buildings
Victorian Architecture a general discussion with photographs
Victorian Architecture: an overview select topics
Victorian Houses, A Guide to the Major Architectural Styles
Architecture Web Sites an extensive links directory of worthwhile sites
Kleier Associates
an architectural firm based in Old Louisville experienced in the renovation and restoration of historic properties.

Victorian Gardening

Victorian Gardening
Something Wicked This Way Grows (Gothic Gardening)
Victorian Entertaining-a Summer Lawn Festival
Lists of Gardening Catalogs
Gardeners Supply General Gardening Catalog Site with On-Line Ordering (Vermont)
A Diatribe against Trees, Bushes and Shrubs in front of Victorian Homes something else to consider.  The site does contain many photos of Victorian Homes.

On Line Journals

Old House Journal

Television Resources and Home Pages

Antiques Roadshow  web site of the popular television series.
Discovery Channel Online

The Learning Channel
Home and Garden Television

The History Channel
(With HistoryTravel.com)
Home Improvement and Repair from Hometime
Bob Vila Home Site 
This Old House 

Where to Find it on the Web . . .


Circa 1900  is a resource center in Old Louisville for period materials and design.
Interior Internet: one stop source for Interiors and Architecture on the Internet
On-Line Arts & Crafts Movement Resource Directory  multiple company listings
The Renovator's ReSource Catalogue - Main Index
Victorian Shopping Mall


Victorian Preservation Association Bookstore
The Secret Life of Victorian Houses takes you behind the scenes to reveal the meaning behind Victorian houses
Daily Life in a Victorian House at Amazon.com
Designing and Building a Victorian Home
Art Book Services Long list of books on art, antiques and period furniture
Ms. Information Bookstore specializing in out-of-print books on antiques, furniture and collectibles. (California)

Reproduction Design

Scott Porter Designs building plans for Victorian style carriage houses.

Reproduction Hardware, Wood Moldings, Doors

Antique hardware reproduction 18th Century through Victorian period. Brass hinges, hand   forged, iron hinges, tin lighting. Furniture and Cabinet Hardware
Clawfoot Supply specializing in Clawfoot bath tubs, fixtures and supplies (Covington, KY).
Cumberland Woodcrafts
corbels, brackets, buttresses, moulding and ornaments, mantels, cabinetry, bars, millwork, wall coverings and more. 
Horton Brasses Inc. - Manufacturer of fine furniture hardware  
Kennedy Hardware
restoration hardware for antique furniture and Hoosier cabinets
Renovator's Supply Specializing in reproduction hardware, fixtures and lighting One of the best known national suppliers.
Simmonds Woodturning produces custom hand turned columns, porch posts, newels and ballusters, furniture components. They specialize in custom reproduction  for the renovation and restoration market. (Ontario)
Wainlands Home Page Registers, grates and grills
Great Northwest storm and screen doors
Hoffmeyer's Mill Moldings and Victorian screen doors
Victorian Balustrade and Wood Moulding Co. Ltd. includes screen doors & plate rails
Victorian Millworks Company Moldings, turnings, fretwork, under their new name "Patio Lace" products in PVC. (!)
Vintage Tub & Bath: Clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, mirrors, shower enclosures, faucets, toilets and bath tub accessories, plating, custom painting, restoration  (in PA)
Woodworking on the World Wide Web Heavy on information and links

Reproduction Wall Coverings, Paint

Charles Rupert, the Shop William Morris,Victorian and Arts & Crafts historic wallpapers and fabrics available by mail order. Full on-line catalog and sample cutting service.  In Victoria B.C.
Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers: hand printed historic wallpaper
Historic Wallpapering Specialties  wall-coverings restorer using traditional methods.  This site also has a comprehensive contact list of reproduction wallpaper resources.  In Tennessee

J.R. Burrows & Company
Historic Fabrics & Wallpaper
Wallpaper Guru
for restoration of antique wallpaper and coverings as well as reproduction coverings.
Historic Exterior Paint Color Consulting Prof. Robert Schweitzer, Michigan

Reproduction Furniture

Heirloom Reproductions Victorian & French Reproduction Furniture & Accessories
Jati Mulya Classical reproduction furniture (Indonesia)
Infurma Spain
Scholte Furniture, Chamblee, Georgia


Burdoch Victorian Lamps and Shades 
Highland Lighting prisms, chains, bobesches, canopies, various other lamp parts
Judi's Lamp Shades   Victorian and Art-deco style lampshades
Rejuvenation  Lamp and Fixture Company
Renovator's Supply Specializing in reproduction hardware, fixtures and lighting. (The company web site appears to have moved, and this link should supply temporary contact info until we can find the new site)
Roy Electric Antique Lighting Co. Manufacture and direct sales of reproduction lighting fixtures.  In New Jersey
Victorian Lighting Emporium  'Museum quality' reproduction Victorian lamps, shades and fixtures at discount pricing.  In Carrollton, Texas.


Antiquingonline.com A fabulous selection of vintage costume jewelry, Victorian and estate jewelry.
Cameos and Keepsakes Handcrafted designs inspired by the Victorian Era.


Silk Ribbon and Crazy Quilting Supplies at Victorianpleasures.com
Victorian Bazaar Baskets, candles, doilies, hats, sachet hoops, mirrors, pillows, swags, wreaths.  Includes info pages on topics of Victorian era lifestyles.


Art and Antiques with on line purchase and/or world wide shipping

Learn About Antiques and Collectibles
World Wide Arts Resources
Best Antique and Collectibles Sites on the Web (Web Ring)

Architectural Antiques

Architectural Salvage Original salvage fixtures and antiques located here in Louisville
Architectural Antique Warehouse a large selection from Fairhope, Alabama
Architectural Salvage Warehouse, Burlington VT
Antiques and Collectibles Guide to Architectural Antique companies
Adkins Architectural Antiques one of the country's top dealers (Houston, Texas)
Architectural Emporium Wide range of antique architectural objects
Architectural Antiques in England a listing with links of British dealers of architectural antiques that adhere to the SALVO ethics code.
Crescent City salvage from the New Orleans area
The Emporium Architectural Antiques
Historic Home Supply
Historic House Parts   wide range of offerings in Rochester, NY
Olde Good Things a large source in Scranton, PA
The Old House Parts Company in Kennebunk, Maine.  With a large enough order they'll throw in some Maine lobster
Used Consumer Items - Used Home Renovation Materials Category Recyclers' World
Vermont Salvage several New England locations

General Antiques

Absolutely Arts Art, antiques, artists, museums, links, links, links
Acorn Antiques in Melborne, Australia:  Furniture and statuary
Antebellum Antiques American Victorian Furniture of New Orleans
Antique and Collectible Exchange extensive list of dealers/catalogs
Antique Warehouse antique furniture, reproductions, fittings (England)
Antiques of Bath Furniture, paintings, clocks, fine accessories (England)
Antiques Roadshow  web site of the popular television series.
The Antique Room Specializing in high-style American Victorian Furniture.  Includes historic essays.   In Brooklyn.
Cannylink Internet Guide  Links to multiple furniture, antiques and reproduction sites.
Collector On Line
CyberAntique Mall
Dovetail Antiques furniture and more
J Hill Antiques and the J Hill Annex American Victorian Furniture and Buy Direct from owners.
Resource Advantage A list of sources for antique linens
The Interactive Collector includes auction on line
The Internet Antique Shop
In Time Again American Victorian furniture, CLOCKS, accessories (Folsom, California)
Market Square Antiques A Site for Early American Furniture, Advertising, Country Store Items, Decorative Folk Art,   Cast Iron and Old Photographs.  Paducah, Kentucky
No Nonsense Antique Mall Directory
The Past for Sale Importers of English and continental furniture, Dallas, TX
Tomlinson's Antique wholesale furniture, restoration, reproductions (England)
Wilson's Antiques Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture (England)

In Louisville:
Antiques and Collectibles shops locator-Kentucky
Joe Ley Antiques
almost a tourist attraction in itself
Louisville Antique Mall  resource for our local residents
Louisville Antique Dealers multiple shops on-line
Third Century Antiques-Just across the river in New Albany, but the owner lives in Old Louisville
Schumann Antiques

Auctions (Most will take at least absentee bids)

Hays and Associates in Louisville: newsletter and calendar, plus features.
Christie's  enough said
E-bay probably the best general on line auction
Phillips founded 1796
Smith & Jones Pottery Auctions.  On-line auctions, large selections. Located in Sudbury Mass.
Sterling, Inc. (Johnsonville, Tennessee)


Fallani and Sons antique restorers, also refinishing products. 
Renaissance Craftsmen Restoration, Inc. Restoring fire/water/neglect damaged antiques (Chicago)
Rosewood French Polishers, LTD (London)  They love to travel!
The Stitch Niche manufactures Victorian needlepoint patterns including authentic Berlin Wool Work patterns in any shape that the customer needs for a particular piece of furniture, especially for chair sets, allowing a customer to recover a needlwork chair with the authentic Victorian patterns in needlepoint. 
Wallpaper Guru for restoration of antique wallpaper and coverings as well as reproduction coverings. (Los Angeles; will travel)
James Yates restorer of wall coverings using historic techniques appropriate to the era. (Tennessee, will travel)

Just for Fun

Castles on the Web Large site with castle photos, tours, links, and anything the webmasters could think of relating to castles.
Carousel.org  The history, art and magic of the carousel

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