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Exposed Interior Limestone Walls

The exposed limestone between our front foyer and kitchen was formerly an exterior wall.  At one point, our plan was to demo this wall to open up the kitchen, and use the stone to restore the northeast section of the house that had burnt down roughly a century ago.  336 more words


Letters to Myself Review

Waiting for the show, to begin, I observed two women weaving their way around the auditorium, stopping to speak in a confidential manner to selected members of the audience. 775 more words


Devilbiss Restoration is Underway!

Devilbiss began their work renovating and restoring the farmhouse.  Their first task was “demolition,” as they say.  The term always made us nervous, but it refers to clearing out the stuff in the house that is not staying.  137 more words


View From The Sidelines

By George Caulkin, Northern Sports Correspondent, The Times

There is poetry in football. There can be poetry in anything if you look hard enough, but it was football that first made me think about beauty and the power of description. 471 more words

Spires - Reach for the sky...

A Gothic Revival house appears to reach for the sky. On this Randolph Street Gothic Revival home you can see it in the steep front gable, the triangular pediment above the front French door and even the subtle pointed arches of the window pediments. 219 more words

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