Magazine media people are typically forward looking, spotting trends and making predictions. But since history informs the future we are reminiscing too, on the occasion of OLD HOUSE JOURNAL’s 50th anniversary.
Thinking about working in historic preservation, traditional building, or the trades? All of the above? Consider the award-winning Building Preservation & Restoration (BPR) program at Belmont College, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge, hands-on skills training, and a passion for craft. The technical side of preservation is presented along with traditional trades (working with glass, wood, windows, plaster, and so on).
You might find that options are confusing, and that quality and pricing are all over the map. Here we’ll cover the basic categories of new cabinets—and help explain why custom or limited custom could be the right fit for your home.
If H.H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White hadn’t been their contemporaries, the prolific Boston architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns arguably would be more famous. It may also be that they designed fewer public buildings and many of those no longer stand. The partners are celebrated for their brilliant designs for residences and resort architecture—including Pierre Lorillard’s The Breakers, in Newport, Rhode Island, and, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Kragsyde, the stunning seaside home of George Nixon Black, which was razed in 1929.
The national magazine that started as a newsletter for Brooklyn brownstoners, in 1973, is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. Over the past 50 years, Old-House Journal has prospered and even spawned such spin-offs as Old-House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and the Renovation Lookbook.