Every so often I am reminded of the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
A recent article in Forbes has brought this maxim to mind again. Last week, the members of the New Garden Twp. (Pennsylvania) Historic Commission met at the 19th C. Lyceum, (photo) once the site of education, lectures, learning, and local elections, to review recent progress on the restoration.
We have hired Andrew Gustine of Native Woods Restoration to work on the Lyceum restoration.
Andrew has begun work by removing and restoring the historic wood windows and restoring them, (photo) one by one. A skilled carpenter or woodworker in your area might help you do the same thing.
I know from experience that replacement vinyl windows can be a bad idea because they stick, get wedged in place, and are hard to do the "flip" to clean both sides. I am sure that most Realtors have found during home inspections, the replacement windows are failing.
We on the commission are excited to see the progress on the Lyceum and look forward to the day when it can be used for historical displays and events.
Bringing you news of historical events in Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource.