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Living in a Local Historic District: Is It What You Think?

Deb Historic Preservation 7 Comments

Many towns across the country have designated local historic districts within their town. But what does that mean, exactly? Most of us realize it’s a collection of old homes grouped on a single street or within a couple of blocks in a neighborhood. We assume the homeowners have to get permission to paint their house a certain color or to …

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Old Stone Warehouse: Four Floors and Many Stories

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 17 Comments

My daughter is a junior in high school and you know what that means…college tours! Our little family of four spent spring break driving 1,800 miles round trip to visit a number of schools in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our first stop was Fredericksburg, VA, home of University of Mary Washington. I was immediately charmed by Fredericksburg’s downtown …

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Homes of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Deb Travel 12 Comments

While visiting The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a few weeks ago, I left the hotel early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the surrounding area. I was treated to one of the prettiest neighborhoods I have seen in a while. These particular homes were all in the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District which received its designation in …

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Shocking News: Fenway Park to be Demolished

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 17 Comments

In a devastating turn of events, Red Sox owner John W. Henry has announced that a new stadium will be developed for the beloved Boston Red Sox. Similar to the fate of the original Yankee stadium, Fenway Park as we know it today will cease to exist. Construction of the new stadium is expected to begin this fall in an …