CNN Article on Preservation Successes and Failures

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CNN’s website has a nice article describing some preservation wins and losses in 2015. I find it encouraging to see coverage of preservation efforts in the popular media as it suggests that the idea of preserving our built heritage has become more mainstream and less the provenance of academics and architecture aficionados.  Although resistance to preservation […]

Ca. 1879 Prepared Paint Colors

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In a previous post I described the importance of the paint can in the history of house painting.  Rather than having to mix white lead, oil, pigments and driers in a bucket at the job site, painters and homeowners alike were able to buy cans of prepared and tinted paint. This not only made painting […]