Is Tacoma best place to buy an old house?

PreservationDirectory.com announced today it has once again teamed up with "This Old House" (TOH) magazine to promote their search for...

PreservationDirectory.com ( http://www.preservationdirectory.com ) announced today it has once again teamed up with “This Old House” (TOH) magazine to promote their search for “The Best Places to Buy an Old House.” An upcoming issue and Web feature from TOH will feature the 3rd annual “The Best Places to Buy an Old House” article, which strives to identify affordable — or just plain magnificent — homes in historic neighborhoods and districts across the United States.

According to TOH Associate Editor Keith Pandolfi, “In the past two years, TOH has introduced our readers to more than 100 great neighborhoods jam-packed with older homes, and residents determined to both restore them—and maintain them—for future generations. This year, we’re looking for 51 more (one in each state, and one in Canada) to add to our list of the ‘Best Places to Buy an Old House.’ As always, we’re especially interested in overlooked places known for affordable houses that are heavy on architectural details.”

TOH and PreservationDirectory.com are seeking the help of dedicated preservationists, neighborhood boosters and heritage travelers. To nominate your historic district, town, or city, submit the following information:

— The name of the neighborhood, town, or district you wish to nominate;

— A brief history of the area;

— A brief description of the types of houses available, including architectural styles, the period in which they were built; and the average price range;

— A short paragraph on why you think the area deserves to be included on the list;

— At least five high-res digital photographs (300 DPI, at about 8.5 by 6.5) of houses and/or streetscapes in the neighborhood.

The top picks, as determined by the TOH staff, will be published in a future issue of the magazine and will be featured on the home page of PreservationDirectory.com. Past winners include Centre Park Historic District in Reading, Penn.; Old Louisville, Kentucky; Albany, Ore.; Washington, Georgia; Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York; and Georgetown, Texas.

To view last year’s “Best Places” article, visit http://www.thisoldhouse.com .

Nominations are due no later than Nov. 16. Send information outlined above to This Old House Associate Editor Keith Pandolfi at keith_pandolfi@timeinc.com .

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Related Stories