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VINTAGE POINT: The Pierce house

This 1894 house at 33928 Grand River was once home to M.B. and Ernestine Pierce. He was a barber. She was a member of the Ladies’ Literary Club. Historic photo from the Farmington Community Library Heritage Collection. Contemporary photo by … 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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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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JEOPARDIZED: Michigan Historic Districts Under Threat

Updated 4/26/2016 Good news! As of April 26, the House Committee on Local Government has tossed out HB 5232, the bill to stamp out historic districts across the state of Michigan. Representative Chatfield, the committee chair, has confirmed in a … 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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