Category Archives: Restoration

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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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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NHC: Table of Contents

This is how I will be setting up this Blog-vetted handbook.     If you see a section that I have omitted or have any other structural suggestions, let me know.        If there is a particular challenge when dealing with your old … Continue reading

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