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The previous owners of our house installed antique lightning rods along the rooflines.
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.
Use oil paint on your windows every five to eight years, for if this is done, they will continue to last forever.
Many homeowners mistakenly insure their home for the purchase price or market value when they should be looking for guaranteed replacement costs.
People have always dragged their possessions from household to household, whether it was by sentiment or economics. If you study period interior photographs or paintings of actual dwellings (as opposed to advertisements or designer’s renderings), you’ll rarely see one that contains furnishings that were all made within a year of each other. Careful scrutiny will always reveal items from a previous era.
An overview of period-appropriate fences: their existence on any specific historic property either directly enhances or detracts from the historic impression of the structures. Fences have always been a device to differentiate between “mine” and “yours” and originally were of use containing livestock.
Massachusetts Abandoned Housing Initiative works with municipalities to rehabilitate blighted properties to boost neighborhoods and foster economic development.
Sustainability is incorporated as one of the guiding principles of the historic preservation movement.