Category Archives: HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Schenectady’s Stockade District

I’VE BEEN TO TROY, N.Y. (and blogged about it here), and to Albany (likewise) and was impressed with both, but never to Schenectady, the third sister city in New York State’s Capital District. But I’m not averse to covering a … Continue reading

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Nearly Untouched 1829 Townhouse in Historic Center City Philadelphia $550K

IT’S ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF, that a grand 1829 townhouse like this, now on the market (<- Sotheby’s listing with many more photos) for only $550K in a primo Philly neighborhood, should remain in such antique condition to the present day. Not that the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn the Beautiful: Clinton Avenue

MY 2008 Honda Fit has nearly 100,000 miles on it and keeps on chugging. Its the best city car I’ve ever had. (You should see me wedge its 108″ into a 109″ parking space.) Occasionally it needs maintenance, however, and … Continue reading

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Historic Upstate New York Farmhouse 350K

THIS LISTING COMES DIRECT TO YOU from a longtime blog reader of mine, Lillian DeMauro, who is selling her late 18th century house outside Andes, New York, in Delaware County’s Catskill Mountains, under three hours from NYC. Looks and sounds … Continue reading

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San Miguel, Meet My Expectations

I’M IN FABLED SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, waiting for the magic to happen. This central Mexico town of 80,000, made wealthy half a millennium ago as a way-station between the silver mines to the north and the capital 200 miles … Continue reading

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Oh Savannah

AFTER CHARLESTON, Savannah, Georgia, two hours to the south, seems busy, noisy and touristy. Parking and restaurant reservations are hard to come by, probably because we’re here on a weekend. But Savannah’s historic district, which forms the heart of the … Continue reading

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Three Days in Charleston

FOR A CITY that has endured wars, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, the historic architecture of Charleston, South Carolina is amazingly well-preserved (or well-restored). An old-house enthusiast like myself has plenty to see: eight major house museums, beautiful churches and public buildings, … Continue reading

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