Restoration Board
Looking for help restoring your wood windows or refinishing your floors?  Then click on the message board below.

Message Board

This guide for Los Angeles residents explores what kind of  tax credits and loans are available  to restore or  purchase a historic or old home. 
 

Restoration Guide
EPHS members receive a copy of our guide of constractors, products and services recommended by fellow members. Please email us your request.  
 

Find out what's available through the Echo Park Salvage Exchange.
 

Historic Echo Park
Preservation
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Work-in-Progress
A feature from the front-lines of historic preservation. Learn how Echo Park residents  have restored and preserved their homes, apartments and businesses. Pick up some valuable tips as well as recommendations on materials, tools and skilled trades people. 
 
 
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 Say "NO" to Stucco!
Restore Your "Stuccoed" Home
Countless wood shingled bungalows and clapboard buildings have been lost over the decades by the application of a  stucco exterior. This ill conceived effort to "modernize" a home only results in bland structures that lack the character and details of the original wood-sided buildings.
        However, there is a way to free a wood-sided home from it's stucco shell.  Click here to find out how.
 
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A bungalow being "stuccoed"

A Preservation Primer
    This overview, provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, covers some of the guidlines property owners should keep in mind when taking on a restoration project.  
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Do It Right!
Help us get the word out about the proper way to restore old homes that preserve their historic charm and value. Download and make copies to distribute to your neighbors.
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Before.....
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After restoration

Echo Park Historical Society        ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org        (323) 860-8874        P.O. Box 261039, Los Angeles, CA 90026