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PreservationDirectory.com has teamed up with This Old House magazine to promote their search for "The Best Places to Buy an...

PreservationDirectory.com has teamed up with This Old House magazine to promote their search for “The Best Places to Buy an Old House.” An upcoming issue of This Old House will feature the 2nd annual “The Best Places to Buy an Old House” article, which strives to identify affordable homes in historic neighborhoods and districts across the United States.

“We want to spread the word about neighborhoods where the astonishing old houses are rivaled only by the community spirit,” said This Old House Associate Editor Keith Pandolfi. “We especially want overlooked places with affordable houses appealing to old-house-loving buyers and are very interested in places where the momentum for preservation is just getting started thanks to pioneers who have begun moving in and rehabbing houses.”

In order to most effectively accomplish this search, This Old House 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 their estimated cost.

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

The top picks, as determined by the This Old House staff, will be published in a future issue of the magazine and will be featured on the home page of http://www.preservationdirectory.com . Past winners include Centre Park Historic District in Reading, PA; Old Louisville, KY; Albany, OR; Washington, GA; Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY; and Georgetown, TX.

Nominations are due no later than March 15 and should be sent to keith_pandolfi@timeinc.com .

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