Friday, October 19, 2012

Follow Friday: A Preservationist's Technical Notebook

  I skipped right over this blog the first time I saw it, but I'm so glad I decided to take a second look. A Preservationist's Technical Notebook  is part of a website designed around the author's experiences - and business (?) - restoring old homes. Since he's based in Connecticut, his blog posts are hugely relevant to locals.  In one recent entry, he traced the history of the Stone House (Guilford) and the Mansfield House (Middletown).  Other entries describe preservation battles in the area. Definitely worth a read if your family lived in Connecticut for a while.


  1. Thanks very much for the warm words and review of my blog! I'm glad you found the content interesting; it's certainly eclectic, that's for sure. And I'm likewise enjoying reading over your own writings. (Oh, and just FYI, the Mansfield house I write about is Rev. Mansfield's home in Ansonia, whereas the Middletown home is Gen. Mansfield). Nice to connect with another local, Connecticut historical blogger, and thanks again! ~John

  2. John,
    Thanks for your feedback! I think saw a reference to a book on the General Mansfield House on your blog;)

  3. Ah, I think I see why: There's a recent article about effects of Rev. Mansfield's that are on exhibit at the General David Humphreys' house. Perhaps that inspired a connection to General Mansfield while you were scanning the article? Anyway, no worries! Glad you found us, in any event! ;-)