New England is known for its vibrant fall foliage and for its villages filled with historic white houses like this one in Lovell, ME. 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 New Hampshire hometown has lost many of its historic houses, replaced by modern commercial buildings. Trust me, the foliage of fall looked more beautiful in the context of the farmhouse 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 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. Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
Our shop also carries other select preservation and restoration titles, including the classic “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAllester. Save with our multi-book combo packs!
© Scott T. Hanson 2023
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