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A Few Updates

A BARN UPDATE While we’ve been quiet on the Grand River barn front, other’s have been at work making sure this gem is saved. Somehow, somewhere our contact information was passed incorrectly, but through the efforts of a contractor for … Continue reading

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Practical Preservation: Energy Efficiency in the Old House

Have you ever noticed the belvedere on top of the historic Governor Warner Mansion? The second floor stairway that seems to lead nowhere actually leads to a hatch door and then up into that tiny, boxlike room. In the summer, … Continue reading

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Practical Preservation: Bringing Back Wood

Is your old house cold and drafty…but your utility bills make it look like you’re heating our Masonic Temple downtown? If so, read on. The next two Practical Preservation articles will focus on energy efficiency and the historic house. Today’s … Continue reading

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Learn All About Advocacy

Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s Historic Preservation Advocacy Day on March 23rd in Lansing has become more relevant than ever in the last few weeks. With Representative Chris Afendoulis from Grand Rapids trying to push through House Bill 5232, which would … Continue reading

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Preservation Workshops, Lecture Series Coming to Farmington

If you live in a historic district, or even in an older house, chances are that you’re there because you love the character, the atmosphere, and the ambience of a home from days gone by. As the saying goes, “They … Continue reading

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Practical Preservation: Preservation Applied Every Day

Today, we debut a new biweekly feature called Practical Preservation: Old house maintenance tips you can use, with a little education and some conservation thrown in. What does preservation actually mean? Merriam-Webster lists two simple definitions for the verb “preserve.” … Continue reading

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