I am trying to research my Grandparents home that was built in the 1800's, and was tore down in 1998. I think it was built around 1860 or so.
Never researched a house history. I would check with your local head librarian who may be able to set you on your course of how to's.
look up your local auditors web site they sould have a search engine to tell you everything documented about a house of your interest.