Benefit Street, College Hill, Providence

Got 24 Hours in Providence? Here’s One Way to Spend It!

Deb Architecture, Travel 12 Comments

As luck would have it, I was recently invited to be a guest on GoLocalLive in Providence, RI to speak to host Molly O’Brien about the genesis of The Front Door Project. While nervous for my first broadcasted interview, I was thrilled for the opportunity and decided to give myself a little extra time to familiarize myself with the third largest …

chapel hill, north carolina

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 …

tall tales, saybrook point inn, old saybrook, ct

Saybrook Point Inn Marries Past and Present with Tall Tales

Deb Travel 24 Comments

As a lover of historic architecture, imagine my delight at being invited to stay at Saybrook Point Inn’s new guesthouse, the recently opened Tall Tales. My husband and I made the short trip to Old Saybrook on a Friday afternoon, ready to relax and enjoy this quiet seaside resort and spa. Tall Tales is a detailed recreation of an Italianate …

adirondack trust, saratoga springs, new york, architecture, broadway historic district

A Shining Main Street on Broadway in Saratoga Springs

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation 10 Comments

Although I spend most of my time right here in New England, I love to explore other areas when I have the chance. My daughter participates in crew, and her team competes in the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York annually. This year we went up a day early and were able to spend a few …

national historic landmark, noah webster house, west hartford, historical society, museum, connecticut

Tourist In My Own State: The Noah Webster House and the Forgotten Founding Father

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Public Doors, Tourist In My Own State, Travel 6 Comments

Tourist in my own state? How about in my own TOWN? When my children were young I had the pleasure (cough, cough) of accompanying them and their classmates on school field trips to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Unfortunately, during those visits my time was primarily spent counting heads to ensure no one had wandered away, so it …