How do you find information about an apartment's history?


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To find information about the history of an apartment, search the apartment for drawers, nooks and crevices that may reveal clues, and ask questions of apartment neighbors. Online searches and searches through historic records at libraries and public records can also reveal information.

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City hall records can show deeds of sale, census records and other data. Asking business owners and media organizations in the neighborhood can also turn up photographs. If the apartment building is historic, then the area historical society may have information.

Searching the apartment can turn up clues such as a child growth chart in a door frame, forgotten jewelry or water rings from previous flowerpots.

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