Category Archives: Education

Better than New

If you have had the time to peek at http://www.ppreservationist.com; you’ll be quite pleased at the improvements.       Backing up to last year, Microsoft quite rudely ended my blog software and I had to rush the conversion of the data over … Continue reading

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NHC: Newburyport Historic District

You’ve come to Newburyport, fell in love with the place as so many others have done, and found a perfect home inside the historic district.    After checking on the website, http://www.newburyporthistoricdistrict.org, you discover your house is a contributing resource in … Continue reading

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Cake-icing

Normally, if you see that on a cake, your mouth begins to water.      Unfortunately, if you see the same kind of thing on the brick sidewalk in front of your house; you can respond with a moan. Salt tends to … Continue reading

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NHC: Newburyport Today

Anyone familiar with Newburyport is aware that the city boasts a wealth of 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th century architecture.     Indeed, until recently the vitality of our older buildings was not a major concern in local decision-making.    For instance, … Continue reading

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NHC: Introduction

The Newburyport Home Companion is not designed to be an exhaustive textbook for historic preservationist professionals.   Rather, this is a practical ‘common sensed’ hands-on guide for craftsmen and homeowners involved in an historic renovation. There are dedicated individuals in America … Continue reading

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Tracking down the culprit

As the vote approaches tonight on the re-zoning of two Storey Avenue lots; it might be good to clarify a few things.     There is a lot of anger out there against CVS.    It comes from the feeling that a large … Continue reading

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NHC: The Purpose

  This home companion has been prepared to help homeowners who have an historical home within the Newburyport Historic District.     As a steward of an historic community resource, you will need to accomplish your goals while protecting and enhancing your … Continue reading

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