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  • New England Architecture

    The following is the second in a series of articles (some to follow) about historical architectural designs of New England, appearing in our Newsletters and/or Blogs. Please look for articles on First Period & Early New England Colonial (Approximately 1600-1780), Federal (Approximately 1780-1825), Greek Revival (Approximately 1825-1860), Gothic Revival (Approximately 1840-1880), Italianate (Approximately 1840-1885), Second Empire (Approximately 1855-1885), Stick (Approximately 1860-1890), Qu...  Read More...

  • Grant-Writing Tips

    If you represent a non-profit organization or municipality and seek grant funds to preserve or restore a historical dwelling, this article is a must read! I have been writing grants over the past 15 years, most of which I had the honor of being awarded on behalf of non-profit programs and individuals, as applied to my previous career. While, in some cases, Old New England Restoration, Inc. may be able to assist representatives of non-profit organizations and municipalities seeking the prese...  Read More...

  • Builder Retired 200 Years Ago?

    My name is Bill Hardiman, and I am the founder/president of Old New England Restoration. My wife and I grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and raised our children in Hopedale, Massachusetts where we currently reside.I studied design at Newbury College and also recently earned a Certificate of Small Business Entrepreneurship via Interise in partnership with Boston University. I have a love of learning, thus I enjoy continued education.   Read More...

  • First Period & Early New England Colonial (Approximately 1600-1780)

    The following is the first of a series of historical architectural design of New England, appearing on our blog page. Please look for upcoming articles on Georgian (Approximately 1700-1780), Federal (Approximately 1780-1825), Greek Revival (Approximately 1825-1860), Gothic Revival (Approximately 1840-1880), Italianate (Approximately 1840-1885), Second Empire (Approximately 1855-1885), Stick (Approximately 1860-1890), Queen Anne (Approximately 1880-1910), Shingle (Approximately 1880-1900), Coloni...  Read More...

  • History of the Boston Terrier (Old New England Restoration, Inc. Mascot)

    Sam (named after Samuel Adams), seen above, is the beloved Old New England Restoration, Inc. Mascot. The Boston terrier has become a very popular breed, and we understand why.   Read More...

  • Two Signers of the Declaration of Independence Died on the 4th of July

    America’s 2nd and 3rd presidents both died on the 4th of July in 1826, mere hours apart, on the 50th birthday of this nation! Now; what are the odds of that? John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the last surviving American revolutionists against the British Empire.   Read More...

  • Kitchens

    To some, a kitchen is merely another room in the house; they may make do with it as is, favoring other rooms. Others may seek the image of a stunning gourmet kitchen but spend little time in it or even choose to eat out. Some kitchens become acquainted only with the cook or cooks of the home.   Read More...

  • A Brief History of American Christmas Celebration

    If you are hosting a good old fashioned New England Christmas gathering in your home, it may not be exactly what you imagined. You will not find much history about Christmas festivities that took place in America much before the mid 1800’s. Earlier American Christmas celebrations varied some, especially between states. Old New England Restoration, Inc.   Read More...

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