Category Archives: Industrial heritage

Spring Cleaning

Spring! Leaves, flowers, birds, cute baby animals, warm weather. And cleaning. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in phase one of the architectural mothballing of a run-down apartment building. Early one Saturday morning a few weeks ago (though not as … Continue reading

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The White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Thomas Stanley. The name might call to mind many things for British history buffs—stepfather of King Henry VII, accessory to the murder of Edward V and Prince Richard, 1st Earl of Derby. But if you know your history of milling … Continue reading

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Steamboating: Thinking Outside the Historic Preservation Box

Ah, summer.  Many summers in my childhood I eagerly anticipated the end of June because it meant I could spend a week with historic preservationists, if you think outside the box when defining “historic preservationist.”  I’ll admit, at the time I … Continue reading

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The Bounty of Ballenberg

Two weeks ago I visited the Ballenberg Open Air Museum, a place that had long been on my list of architectural places to see. These types of open air museums, which are quite common in Europe, present wonderful opportunities to … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Restore Vintage Virginia Gas Station for Use as a Community Preservation Resource Center

The Fairfield Foundation is teaming up once again with Adventures in Preservation to recruit a group of volunteers to do hands-on restoration work at the 1930 Texaco Station in Gloucester, Virginia, the week of August 26, 2012. Continue reading

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What’s Not to Love about a Chocolate Factory??

Valentine’s Day brings to mind roses, heart-shaped notes, chocolates, and significant others. This year, it may also bring to mind preservation. And we’re not talking about saving the pretty box or tin your chocolates came in, we’re talking about the … Continue reading

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