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May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Share This Program. I hope this clip comes through. I had the honor of talking with Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England this month as she visited Burlington to speak at a Preservation Burlington event on the topic of historic paint colors and their effect on neighborhoods and property values. Please enjoy and feel free […]

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TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

By ANDREE BROOKS Published: November 12, 1989 Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page FROM almost every source – television, radio, direct mail and print ads – homeowners are being bombarded with promotions for thermal-pane replacement windows. A homeowner with an aging house and no restrictions on exterior modifications can find all this quite tempting. The […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Window Restoration and Chemicals?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Does this make any sense to you? Window restorers in Vermont that are working on one of my projects want to dip windows to remove the glaze & paint. I say dipping the windows makes me nervous & that I’d rather have them use steam of a speed heater. They say they’ve never heard of […]

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Tags: lead paint · maintenance · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Champlain Byways “Ask an Expert” about architecture

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

 Having been asked the question “What do you like about the Champlain Valley’s architecture?” I responded… …the thing I find most interesting about the buildings of the Champlain Valley, is how well represented every style and type of architecture is. From the historic high style Victorians to vernacular farmhouses, all the way through the post […]

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Poor Old Windows!

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Dear friend, Cast aside…Rejected… Craving your attention as you look RIGHT THROUGH THEM! What did beautiful, old windows ever do to deserve such heartless treatment? As you read this, homeowners across America are ripping innocent, unsuspecting, character-rich, older and historic windows out of their homes; casting them aside for new models. http://www.savethewindows.org Their despair is […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Yet Another Christmas Story; Karl Lukhaup

December 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s a Wanamaker Life              For those of you who were not at the party last year, it was a rather interesting event.  You see, we almost lost Ron that night.  Some say it was the wine, some say it was the whiskey, and the rum definitely had something to do with it.  But what […]

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Energy Answers for Old Buildings from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I just wanted to share this link from the VDHP on ways to make our old homes more comfortable and energy efficient. http://www.historicvermont.org/energy%20for%20historic%20building.pdf Happy Winter everyone

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Some discussion about Historic Designation benefits

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

LinkedIn Angela Threadgill has sent you a message. Date: 10/20/2010 Subject: District designation notes Hello Ron, As a follow-up to the preservation forum, I hope to offer some good information to you. I’m happy to read your community agrees that some laws or regulations are needed; however, the downside is they fear the regulations just […]

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Another CCTV Preservation Burlington Show

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

 I had the chance to speak with David Keefe from Efficiency Vermont, http://www.efficiencyvermont.com, about warming up our old houses for the winter. http://www.cctv.org/node/100134 Always a great conversation. Thanks to David and Preservation Burlington for the opportunity.

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