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Out of the Mouths of Preservationists: Common Preservation Terms Explained

THIS IS A RE-POST OF A BLOG WE ORIGINALLY POSTED SEPTEMBER 2012: *Updates have been made throughout this piece, including additional terms and new links for sources of those definitions.   PRESERVATION TERMINOLOGY: It’s one of the most common barriers between preservationists and those who do not define themselves as preservationists. It is the language …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Patricia Cove of Architectural Interiors and Design

Patricia Cove, of Architectural Interiors and Design, joined the Practical Preservation podcast to discuss information about her background in interior design and her company’s specialization in renovation, restoration, and adaptive re-use. We covered a multitude of topics including: How she evolved in her career, beginning as an English teacher, and moving on to follow her …

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Maintenance is Preservation

Well, it’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up a bit as we move into the Spring Season. In the 19th century, before vacuums came into common use, early spring was a time to open windows and sweep homes from “top to bottom” to herald the coming of warmer weather. Your spring …

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Painting Your Historical Home

Paint is probably on a lot of homeowner’s minds right now (and if you listened to last week’s podcast you have definitely thought about it). With the warmer weather allowing us to step outside and breathe fresh air, we’re also afforded the opportunity to see what the weather and time have done to the outside …

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APPROACHING WORK ON YOUR OLD HOME: PART 2

PART 2 OF THIS SERIES of working on your old home explores replacement in-kind. Replacement in-kind refers to replicating the original in all respects except improved condition, when absolute preservation is not possible. This is a follow-up to Part 1’s general information about maintaining your home’s historical relevance and period style. Regarding replacement, it is …

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APPROACHING WORK ON YOUR OLD HOME: PART 1

PART 1 OF THIS SERIES of working on your old home explores options for property owners to save the home’s historically relevant aspects specific to when and how it was built, versus mixing time periods and styles. Maintaining your home’s historical relevance necessitates preservation and restoration tactics that honor the home’s appropriate time period. If …

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