The Bowne House in Queens, NY, is undergoing a major restoration project. The Queens Tribune reported that the work on the 17th-century house started on April 1, 2013 and is estimated to finish in June 2014 at a cost of $3.2 million. The renovations will involve installing new shutters and doors along with steel columns, fixing the drainage system, restoring the old sidings, and putting extra reinforcement on the ground floor.
A home improvement company that lands a contract for restoring a historic house may be sitting on a potentially good project to add to its resume. Newark, Delaware itself has a lot of them, having been founded by Scottish and Irish-Welsh settlers in the 1690s, and has an education circuit that eventually produced some of the Declaration of Independence’s architects. Although some historical houses within the 12-Mile Circle may not be as old as the Bowne House, siding contractors in Newark, DE like Homecraft Inc. can still come in and make a difference. [Read more…]