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preservation delaware: Deck Stain, Wood Shingles, and Other Old House Mistakes - 08/09/12 12:04 PM
Last week, Preservation Delaware hosted Preservation Weekend in Old New Castle, Delaware. One of the speakers was Richard Byrne, an Architectural Conservator from Staunton, Virginia. After many years of experience, Mr. Byrne had some definite views about preserving older and historic homes. One of his strongly emphasized statements was that wood needs an opaque coating to preserve the cambium of the wood siding or decking. I had heard home inspectors recommend coating decks with stain, but Byrne strongly disagrees with this advice. "Paint, Paint!" and no alternatives, he advised. Along with this, his mantra included keeping wood in good repair, correctly (2 comments)
Efforts to preserve the endangered Murphy House in Wilmington have encountered yet another setback as Delaware Secretary of Transportation, Shailen Bhatt signed paperwork changing the usage of the property. The modification to the usage includes the razing of the Murphy house, keeping ownership of the property with the Nemours Foundation, and ensuring the the property remains open space. Though efforts have been made by residents, elected officials, Preservation Delaware, Delaware Greenways and other non-profits urging Nemours to forgo demolition of the Murphy House, it appears that this is what will happen. I received this plea from Preservation Delaware. A Plea (2 comments)
Word has just come that the deadline for applying for an historic home grant from the Delaware Preservation fund is December 9, 2011.
Eligibilty criteria Projects are selected for their ability to make a big difference for the small investment offered. The Fund wants to see its money make a significant difference on its own. Generally the total cost of the project, or the component, should not exceed $10,000. For larger projects the value of the grant would be too diluted.
Guidelines are set forth on Preservation Delaware's website http://preservationde.org/delaware-preservation-fund/small-grants-program/ If you have any questions, (0 comments)
preservation delaware: Buena Vista Conference Discusses Owning An Historic Home - 03/29/11 04:58 PM
I attended a seminar yesterday sponsored by Preservation Delaware on Maintaining Your Historic Register House. The speaker was James Garrison of Frens and Frens, Restoration Architects of West Chester, Pennsylvania. It was held at historic Buena Vista mansion, c. 1846 with 1929 additions, in New Castle, Delaware, because Mr. Garrison was one of the restoration architects for the mansion, and he is also the owner of an historic home in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The main point of the presentation seemed to be that whether it is a State owned mansion like Buena Vista, or a private home, the stewards of (0 comments)
November 13 was the first Annual Meeting of Preservation Delaware for a new Director, Terry Graham, and a new headquarters, the Old Court House, west wing, in New Castle, the Colonial capital of Delaware. (Hey Terry, your're in the West Wing!) The move from the outbuilding at Gibraltar Mansion in Wilmington was a statement in a way, that the organization had moved on from its mission to save the mansion. A developer is in place to rehabilitate the mansion and turn it into first class office space. The Gibraltar garden has been split off into a separate non-profit group (0 comments)
preservation delaware: The Gardens of Wilmington's Historic Sites - 06/11/10 07:51 PM
The Delaware Center for Horticulture hosted an event last night which offered the opportunity to visit 2 gardens in the city of Wilmington, plus those on the grounds of the DCH. We started at Goodstay Center, a former duPont home now owned by the University of Delaware and used for events and classes.
Dating from about 1740, the house was purchased by Ellen duPont Meeds in 1923. She later married landscape architect Robert Wheelwright. They designed the garden as a colonial "knot" garden, which is a series of squares. It was restored in the 1990's and above you (0 comments)
preservation delaware: Preservation Delaware Meets at Historic Black School - 11/09/09 02:21 PM
Preservation Delaware's annual meeting was held November 7, 2009 at the historic St. Joseph's at Providence Creek School in Clayton, Delaware. Originally founded in 1896 by the Josephite Order and financed by future Saint Katherine Drexel, heir to a Philadelphia family fortune, the vision was to give a better life to black boys from inner city locations from as far away as Chicago. The idea was to teach the boys useful trades such as printing and machine trades and help them rise above impoverished backgrounds. Sister Katherine Drexel and her sister, Louise bought 400 acres in rural Clayton, Delaware, an area (3 comments)
Carolyn Roland-Your Delaware and Chester County Historic Homes Specialist
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