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Paul George | Resident Historian at History Miami Museum

Posted on 08/09/2021

Paul S. George is the Resident Historian at History Miami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in downtown Miami. A native Miamian and former college professor, Dr. George has taught at several universities and colleges. Dr. George has authored seventeen books, hundreds of articles, book reviews, columns, and much more that has never...

Historic Home Plumbing

Posted on 08/09/2021

The plumbing of a house is very important and can play a big role in decision making of the home you decide to purchase or not. Even more so when it is a historic home because back in the day, the homes had piping that today we have learned causes...

Financing A Historic Home | Mortgage 101

Posted on 12/01/2020

Aside from your standard things to consider when you are considering the purchase of a historic property is the financing.  Financing can present some challenges, so it is important to talk to your mortgage lender.  Certain banks may require additional loan guarantees for older homes. If you are applying for a...

Historic Cuban Tile

Posted on 11/25/2020

One of the most visible key elements of a Mediterranean Revival Architecture Historic Home is the Historic Cuban Barrel Tile and because without it, a historic house can seem stripped from its roots.  It is the one single element that has a history of its own.  It is a handmade...

The Benefits of Plaster & Lath Walls

Posted on 11/19/2020

Ever since the 1700s and all the way through the 1940s, lath and plaster was the interior wall construction method of choice. Builder’s nailed thin, closely spaced strips of wood (lath) to wall studs and then smoothed multiple coatings of plaster over the lath to form flat wall surfaces.  When drywall...

Who Would Buy A Historic Home?

Posted on 11/13/2020

Out of all of your friends, which one’s do you think would prefer to buy an old home versus a new one?  Of course there are the individuals who clearly enjoy history.  They visit all the museums and enjoy visiting national historic spots.  But those aren’t the only type of...

Inspecting A Historic Home

Posted on 11/09/2020

When purchasing a home, it is always encouraged and expected that an inspection be done to protect your investment.  Without an inspection, you are making this home purchase with blindfolds on, not knowing exactly what you are getting into.  Granted, on an old home, this would be a bit different. ...

Passionate About Historic Homes?

Posted on 11/05/2020

There are many places on the web and numerous blogs you can turn to, to get your historic homes fix.  Top one in my book is Miami Historic Homes because we touch all topics relating to the term “Historic” in homes, buildings, places, and even events.  Not just tooting our...

Tax Benefits Of Owning A Historic Home

Posted on 10/23/2020

If you own a Historic home, make sure you’re looking into and know what your tax benefits are.  The county will have all of this information on their websites.  However, we have pieced some of the details below for you to make sure your not missing out. Historic resources are viewed...

National Register of Historic Listings in Miami

Posted on 09/02/2020

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our country's historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. The process is ongoing, with nominations prepared and submitted to the National Register as worthy properties are identified. There are 186 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Miami-Dade County, including 6 National Historic...

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