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Why I Love Shellac

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Hi Peter I apologize for any typos, I’m using my iPad as my computer crashed last night. There is some good news with your compromised old finish. I’ve seen it dozens of times and usually it’s underneath either paint or poly-urethane. It’s old shellac. Normally it’s on interior woodwork all the way up through the […]

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Sustainability or Planned Obsolescence, We Decide

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

As we all consider the rules and guidelines for our Comprehensive Ordinance and specifically what we say about historic building materials, it is important to really think about what “modern” materials offer as an alternative. We know that most of our housing stock is around 100 years old and, except for hazardous paint and deferred […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

Restoration of Vermont Dairy Barn | Center for Media and Democracy

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Just like to share this interview with Rachel Jolly and AmAndA S GriGGs of Vermont Works for Women. An interesting view behind what it takes to pull together a restoration project with various groups that all have an interest in the benefits of historic preservation. A big thanks to both of these women for making […]

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Cuba Today – Changes, Choices, Challenges | Center for Media and Democracy

August 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Cuba Today – Changes, Choices, Challenges | Center for Media and Democracy. I had the opportunity to record this presentation of Cuban Preservationists as they toured Vermont. They  provided a wonderful view into the cohesive mindset of preservationists in their county. To our southern neighbors “preservation” means not only buildings but the cultural heritage and […]

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“Contractors Perspective” Missisquoi Masonry

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Hello Again, just wanted to upload the latest PBTV “Live at 5:25” show. http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/contractors-perspectives-masonary I had the chance to speak with my friend Charlie Delaney of Missisquoi Masonry about his experience and expertise in working on historic buildings. This is one of a number of “Contractors Perspective” series we will be doing throughout the year […]

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Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com. Some great press for Jim Cameron and the Saint Albans House project. We had the pleasure of helping out on this facade restoration and providing Green Mountain Windows for an authentic recreation of the lost details.

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Tom Visser, Author, Porches of North America | Center for Media and Democracy

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments

I was really pleased to talk to Tom Visser from UVM about his latest book “Porches of North America”. It was especially interesting for me since all of our work this summer entails some aspect of a porch or porch decoration. Enjoy the topic and the discussion. For more check in at Preservation Burlington.org to […]

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TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

By ANDREE BROOKS Published: November 12, 1989 Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page FROM almost every source – television, radio, direct mail and print ads – homeowners are being bombarded with promotions for thermal-pane replacement windows. A homeowner with an aging house and no restrictions on exterior modifications can find all this quite tempting. The […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Champlain Byways “Ask an Expert” about architecture

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

 Having been asked the question “What do you like about the Champlain Valley’s architecture?” I responded… …the thing I find most interesting about the buildings of the Champlain Valley, is how well represented every style and type of architecture is. From the historic high style Victorians to vernacular farmhouses, all the way through the post […]

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