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The Damon Tavern celebrates Rufus Porter Murals

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“Look down the road and you see people endlessly coming and going. Stand a moment and watch them. Where are they going? Why are they traveling? What do they carry?...

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A Name for a Scrollwork Artist…

By Linda Lefko

The March 2018 CPWP Plaster Bits posed a question for our readers, as to who the artist was who painted free hand decoration in the Ashford House in Ashford, CT. We thank Brian Ehrlich for his research and for sharing a possible artist’s name.The name of Noah Graves is proposed, since similar work also has been attributed to his hand. As is often the case, without a solid, signed example, scholars take clues from circumstances and visual images to arrive at an attribution.

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The Painted Wall: Freehand Scrollwork

By Linda Lefko

The Governor Galusha Homestead in Shaftsbury Center, VT is an amazing survival of original freehand brushwork. Jonas Galusha (1752-1834) served as a captain in the Vermont militia in the Revolutionary...

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Q & A: Richard Irons Restoration Mason

By Mark Sullivan

Richard Irons, 70, of Limerick, Maine, described as one of the best restoration masons in America, has worked on historic houses and museum properties in the northeastern United States for more than 40 years.

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New Hope for Abandoned Homes: A Massachusetts Initiative

By Mark Sullivan

Massachusetts Abandoned Housing Initiative works with municipalities to rehabilitate blighted properties to boost neighborhoods and foster economic development.

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The Role Of Historic Properties in Sustainability

By R. Christopher Noonan

Sustainability is incorporated as one of the guiding principles of the historic preservation movement.

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Caring for your Older Home – Why Restore?

By Noelle Lord

Rich with history and character, older buildings require a different mindset and approach to their upgrades and stewardship.

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The American Doorknob

By Franklin Pierce Hall

A Brief History of the American Doorknob - “Ode to a Doorknob” – singing praise to such a simple everyday object, sounds bizarre and ridiculous, doesn’t it?

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