San Francisco, CA: Charles Hall Page & Associates, 1976. First edition. Original Wraps. Oblong small quarto, pp 106. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Glossary, bibliography. Ink number on front cover. Very good. Item #19433
This manual was provided to help the Santa Cruz homeowner plan for the satisfactory rehabilitation of an older home. Specifically, this guide is concerned with architectural principles of altering a house so that it better serves the needs of modern day living and yet retains the unique charm of the building's original character. The guide also offers a wide sampling of information, suggestions, and resources that can be useful in rehabilitation work. It is intended as a preservation primer; it is not just a "how to" but a "why to" pamphlet for those who want to do it well. From the Old House Journal library.