HSF Exterior Design Services

From mortar formulas to guides on restoring your historic windows, HSF is here to answer your questions. Contact Frank Strassler at director@historicstaunton.org for an appointment.

While HSF does not typically offer exterior paint color assistance, we recommend the following books for assistance in selecting your Victorian color scheme.

These books are available at HSF and the Staunton Public Library.

Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House HistoricallyMoss, R., & Winkler, G. (1987).
Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically.
New York: H. Holt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victorious Victorians: A Guide to the Major Architectural StylesSinclair, P., & Lewis, T. (1985).
Victorious Victorians: A Guide to the Major Architectural Styles.
New York: H. Holt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920Moss, R. (1981).
Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920.
Watkins Glen, N.Y.: American Life Foundation.