Victorian History, Architecture, and Decorating

  • The Victorian Society in America – For over thirty years the Victorian Society in America has been a leader in the appreciation and preservation of this country’s nineteenth-century heritage. Founded in 1965 as a companion organization to the Victorian Society in Great Britain, the Victorian Society in America (VSA) brings together lovers of Victoriana.
  • Victoriana, Resources for Victorian Living – VICTORIANA introduces a unique way to locate and review sources for quality antiques, 19th Century reproductions and services relating to Victorian decorating, life-styles and restoration.
  • San Francisco Walking Tours – Take a trip back to San Francisco’s rich Victorian past. Learn about the architecture, lifestyle and history of this fascinating era. The group is small, the pace leisurely and the walk low impact.
  • Historical Folk Toys – period toys and other fun things!
  • The Ornament Company – Have your house turned into a keepsake ornament
  • Dresden Star Ornaments – Faithful reproductions of Victorian Christmas ornaments.

Historic Preservation

  • California Historical Society – As the state’s official historical society, we hold extensive materials about California’s rich history.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation – The National Trust is a nonprofit organization with more than 260,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, the National Trust is committed to saving America’s diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. It has seven regional offices, owns 18 historic sites and works with thousands of community groups in all 50 states.
  • Preservation Action Council of San Jose – The Preservation Action Council of San Jose is a non-profit membership organization providing information to property owners and education to the public, and promoting programs and policies for historic preservation and compatible new architectural design.
  • National Park Service – Historic Preservation projects of the NPS.
  • National Register of Historic Places – The National Register of Historic Places is the United States of America’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation. The National Park Service maintains this register of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
  • Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) – Closer to home is this nonprofit organization advocating the preservation of the historic architecture, neighborhoods, and character of the greater Palo Alto-Stanford Area. It works through informed citizen action and advocacy.
  • Alameda Architectural Preservation Society – preserving the architectural legacy of Alameda, California
  • Oakland Heritage Alliance – Advocates the protection, preservation, and revitalization of Oakland’s architectural, historic, cultural and natural resources.
  • Victorian Alliance – Committed to the preservation and restoration of Victorian and other historic structures, particularly within the city of San Francisco.
  • Lafayette Square, a historic neighborhood of Victorian style painted ladies, French second empire, and Romanesque Revival architectural homes near downtown St. Louis, Missouri USA
  • – For sale listings of old houses available throughout the United States. Also many old house resouces.
  • Arts & Crafts Home – English site dedicated to this period of architecture.

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