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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.

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.

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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.

Lifestyle

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.

Architecture

Curb Appeal: Hatfield… The Real McCoy

By Dan Cooper

Curb Appeal: Hatfield: The Real McCoy by Dan Cooper Curb Appeal is a series of not-so-scholarly musings on historic architecture as seen from the street during the author' ramblings around the Northeast.

Architecture

Curb Appeal: Celebrating (Architectural) Diversity

By Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper is a well-known author, and has published over a thousand articles on the subjects of antiques, architecture, preservation and historic interior design. His first book, New Classic American Houses, was published by The Vendome Press. Dan is also President and CEO of Cooper Lace, has designed and sold historic lace curtains for twenty four years, providing them to private homes, museums and film sets. Dan is also recognized as a leading authority on the subject of historic carpeting.

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