1.) I read a very interesting article about a married couple that are pros in preservation, who bought and restored a 1880 Maryland house. They designed the home to be energy efficient and wheelchair accessible for their son. They worked with their local historical commission to be sure that they preserved as many materials as possible, and did not change the front of the home. They enclosed a side porch and turned it into a hallway so their son’s wheelchair could fit, and they also constructed a new elevator in the back of the home so their son could go upstairs. The home uses a modern geothermal system to heat and cool the home. The family also added on a new kitchen, and a studio in which their son could have his physical therapy. They built the home so it included “sustainable preservation.” The homeowners, Logan and Paca both have a background in preservation, and included their experiences in the restoration work at their own home.
2.) The National Trust for Historic Preservation site provides information for those looking for a job in historic preservation. The site is user friendly, and you may search for jobs by title, or just look at openings by state.
3.) For those of you who may travel over the summer, below is a site that includes historic hotels, and of course you may search by state. The site includes over 200 hotels, they are over 50 years old, or are sites of historic importance, or architecture.