The colors of autumn are arriving here in New England. New England is known for its vibrant fall foliage and for its villages filled with historic white houses. Since the 19th century, the two together have provided a dramatic contrast each autumn, each highlighting the beauty of the other. It is one of the things that makes New England a special and unique place.
Historic buildings are key to the unique character of all communities. Their preservation is essential if we don’t want to lose the special character of the places we live.
My hometown has lost many of its historic houses, replaced by modern commercial buildings. Trust me, the foliage of fall looked better in the context of the farm house built by Revolutionary War veteran Amos Barnes than the concrete block and glass auto parts chain store that replaced it.
Those who restore houses are preserving the character of their communities. The special beauty of so many New England villages full of white houses survives because individual homeowners do their part to maintain that beauty.
I wrote Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners to help them. The 720 page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 32% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).
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