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Historic Texas Community Building Gets Extensive Rehab

The recent restoration of the Casino Hall in La Grange, TX, was a big deal for Fayette County. Built in 1881 by German immigrants, the building was originally a school, but has since served as a fire station, city hall, … Continue reading

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Sleuthing Lost Architectural Details for Historic Downtown Theater

Designed by native Texas architect Alfred C. Finn and built in 1925, The Simon Theater had seen many changes and alterations in the interim. The goal of a recent restoration was to return the facade and street level interior spaces … Continue reading

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A New Source for Dating and Identifying Period Moldings

Hull Historical Millwork published the “Historical Moldings Catalog” (published by John Wiley and Sons), a catalog which not only makes available 650 of the most popular moldings in the Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Period Revival styles, but which is … Continue reading

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Anticipate the Risk Factor When Purchasing Historic Roof Slate and Tile

If the spec says “as existing”, or something to that effect, you have choices to make when buying material that can affect client satisfaction and your bottom line.  With your purchase, you are committing yourself to one or another repair … Continue reading

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Salvaged Ludowici Roof Tile Sets the Standard

Salvaged Ludowici roof tile sets the standard for period replacement roof tile. Ludowici Tile is still produced in their original plant, in southern Ohio, but to get good salvaged tile, we go to Mickey Miller, Sales and Technical Consultant for the … Continue reading

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