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Historically Inspired Walls

By Dan Cooper

Veering in front of a half dozen gravel trucks bent on my destruction, I turned off of busy Route 44 in Middleboro, MA, and onto a quiet side road.

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Gardening

By Michele Anstine

Old gardens, like old houses, tell a story

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Mea Culpa – Hard Lessons Learned

By Dan Cooper

A humorous look at restoration

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Pretty as a Picture

By Dan Cooper

One Massachusetts homeowners renovation love story.

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Living with Rufus Porter: Muralist

By Mark Sullivan

Rufus Porter was a Yankee "Renaissance Man." Before going on to found Scientific American magazine and to invent prototypes of the Colt revolver and the helium-filled airship, the visionary inventor and folk artist Rufus Porter (1792-1884) wandered New England in the 1830s painting wall murals in homes and inns.

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Dovecotes and Swallow Holes

By Mark Sullivan

Dovecotes and swallow holes are common features of old New England barns. Thomas Durant Visser's Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings quotes a Groton, Conn., farmer writing in 1855: In barns built after the old style, "swallow holes" were always to be seen. In some of these barns I have counted twenty nests at one time, all of them being occupied.

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A Millennial’s View: Growing Up during an Old House Restoration

By Thomas Petraglia

I may not yet be able to fully appreciate the antiquity of an old property, but I’ve come to understand and value what it means to live in an antique home

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Up Close and Personal: Touring Historic Sherborn

By Mark Sullivan

Antique Homes Magazine staff writer Mark Sullivan enjoys writing about a variety of subjects relating to historic topics of interest.

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