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?What is meant by the phrase "Historic Home"?Thank You

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  • February 21 2010
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While it may be used to indicate a home on the National Register of Historic Places, it is often used in a more general description to describe a very old home.  Everyone has their own idea of what is and what is not a "historic home".

For example, I grew up in a 1896 built Dutch Colonial house.  That could be considered a "historic home". 
  • March 12 2013
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Generally to obtain this title there are criteria that the home has to fit into, such as age, who lived there or built it, materials in the home, etc.  See http://www.nps.gov/nr/National_Register_Fundamentals.htm for more information.  Also, there are local rules regarding historic properties as well.

A St. Paul Historic Context Study was done and looks to have some useful information.  See http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/18712
  • January 22 2013
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