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Homeownership

A Basic Paint Recipe

By Brad King

All Paint professionals agree that the key to any successful painting project lies in Preparation! Preparation! Preparation! The Exterior of Your Historic House: A Basic Paint Recipe

Architecture

The Cape Cod House, A New England Original

By Nick Langhart

Aside from white-steepled churches and village greens, probably nothing characterizes New England as much as the Cape Cod house.

Preservation

Massachusetts’ Community Preservation Act

By Chris Anderson

This bill allows communities to raise and appropriate money designated for their own local open space, affordable housing and historic preservation projects.

Architecture

Curb Appeal: Highland Avenue in Greenfield, Massachusetts

By Dan Cooper

Curb Appeal is a series of not-so-scholarly musings on historic architecture as seen from the street during the author’s ramblings around the Northeast. If you have a favorite neighborhood, town center or enclave of historic homes that you’d like featured, please contact me via email at lacelord@gmail.com.

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Preservation

Q & A with Brad Schide: Connecticut Circuit Rider

By Mark Sullivan

As a circuit rider for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Brad Schide drives around the state helping cities and towns, property owners, preservation groups and developers save historic buildings.

Marketplace

Historic Preservation for Condo Owners

By Mark Sullivan

Site manager at Phillips House, Julie Arrison is interviewed about the ins and outs of living in an historic condo.

Architecture

Curb Appeal: The McKnight Historic District in Springfield, Massachusetts

By Dan Cooper

Curb Appeal is a series of not-so-scholarly musings on historic architecture as seen from the street during the author’s ramblings around the Northeast.

Lifestyle

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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