Category Archives: Heritage Tourism

The New Signage Ordinance for the Downtown

People who are anti-LHD keep stating that there is no need for historic preservation protections and the City has done just fine without it.        Unfortunately, this statement is made from ignorance.    One of the tremendous benefits from having a local … Continue reading

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Making Cathy’s Country Kitchen the ‘Fall Guy’

Newburyport Development is setting up Cathy’s Kitchen to fail.       As Dyke Hendrickson in his editorial today indicated it is quite noticeable how ND likes to treat properties they would rather not have around.   The miserable state of the stretch of … 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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A Brave New World?

It was an interesting choice of wording by Dyke Hendrickson in the article about Newburyport Development’s plans for Fowle’s News.      It is commonly been used in the past as an element of irony showing a future that is quite not … Continue reading

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Get With the Game!

Taken from some of the statements by citizens, and even by notable persons in our community; there seems to be a confusion as to where our heritage tourism efforts should be directed.    This is important especially with the renewed call … 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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What kind of architecture is that?

You would think that if developers are interested in demolishing old houses or at the very least gutting them or expanding them beyond recognition; they must have some grander design that will replace them.       Now take a look at this … Continue reading

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