House histories are biographies of our living spaces
House Histories by Sally Light, an Austerlitz-born town historian and New York-based house histories businesswoman and magazine and newspaper writer, acts as a user-friendly guide to tracing the genealogy of your home and to operating a home-based house histories business. The 1988-released publication brings graphic and written record search, in-person interview, on-site inspection, research analysis, and story-writing skills to the curious, imaginative, observant, outgoing, and persistent among:
• architectural, cultural, family, house, social, and town historians;
• historic register applicants, historical society staff-persons;
• home builders, occupants, and owners;
• interior designers;
It contains a five-page introduction to the triangular interactions of building style, technology, and use which determine the genesis, maintenance, and sustainability of all houses.