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Historic Ithaca is sharing this information, however, we encourage you to get proposals from several companies so that their scope of work and fees can be compared and request references for similar work projects. Historic Ithaca is NOT liable in any manner whatsoever for any losses, claims, damages,  expenses or other liabilities resulting from or arising out of any work performed by any contractor on this list, nor for the negligence or failure to act on the part of any contractor on this list. Under no circumstances shall it be construed that this list creates a relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent, or partners or co-venturer among and between Historic Ithaca, Inc. and each contractor.  Each contractor shall be solely responsible for the means and methods that it employs in performing any work.

To research pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides for materials, fixtures or finishes in your home:


The Building Technology Heritage Library



To locate Ithaca city directories online: 

Tompkins County Public Library



To research the National Register status of a property within New York State:

Cultural Resource Information System



To research a particular town, village or hamlet in Tompkins County:

The Tompkins Country Historian



To research the history of Cornell University: 

Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at Cornell



To research the history of Ithaca College:

Ithaca College Archives

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