Category Archives: Real Estate

Chipping Away! Yet Another Demolition!

It used to be that developers & homeowners wouldn’t dare propose demolition to completely intact, solid structures – they would reserve such demands to a building that was absolutely sorry looking on the exterior.     At least, they would reason, the … 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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Disingenuous

I have been incredulous at the statements made by the anti-LHD movement.       Speaking out of both sides of their mouth, they claim they appreciate and love historic preservation but they don’t want any protections put into place.     Let me give … 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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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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Tonight is the Night

Be sure that you show up at the public hearing tonight at 6:30 at the Library for the revealing of the first draft of the Open Space and Recreation Plan which when finished will cover 2012 to 2017.       Your input … Continue reading

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