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ISSUE 21   SPRING 2019
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Artist Christopher Gurshin, Original with Distinction

FROM THE EDITOR - THE REAL DEAL

A LOOK INSIDE A 1709 GUILFORD HOUSE
The russet red Pelitiah Leete House on the shore in Guilford has been...(more)

1858 MARTHA CULVER HOUSE, NORTH HAVEN by Susan A. Iverson
The old brick house on Quinnipiac Avenue is known to those familiar...(more)

TERMITE INFESTATION: SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
Any homeowner is going to be concerned about having termites...(more)

     Early New England Homes and Country Carpenters

HENRY WARD BEECHER by Anya Laurence
He was a clumsy and bashful boy with an enlarged palate...an aunt...(more)

CTOldHouse GARAGE Sponsored by Dragone Classic Motorcars
Dragone Car Restoration and Sales Exits Bridgeport for Orange

THE CRAFTSMEN OF COUNTRY CARPENTERS by Fred Brehant
I love to look back to the early days of this fine country we live in... (more)

AMERICANA ORIGINAL - Christopher Gurshin Pieces for Sale
What you’re getting out of Christopher Gurshin’s barn, either...(more)

     H.P. Broom, Housewright - Building on Tradition

HISTORIC HOUSEFITTERS SHOWCASE##2
Although Historic Housekeepers is best known for their rigorously...(more)

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Anya Laurence
So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this...(more)

MID VICTORIAN FURNITURE: FACTORIES WORKED  WITH CRAFTSMEN ON SPECIAL PIECES
In the 1870s wood carvers emigrated from the shipyards in Glasgow... (more)

ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT SHRINES TO FREEDOM IS IN DANGER OF BEING LOST FOREVER
Time is running out for a vital piece of American history... (more)

      Sound Home Inspections, LLC- old homes a specialty

CONNECTICUT VALLEY STYLE: Eliphalet Chapin Inspires a Tradition of Craft
by Erin Strogoff
Eliphalet Chapin (1741-1807) opened his East Windsor cabinet shop... (more)

POEM "Bad Shopkeeper" by Richard Springer

ARCHIVES OF OLDER ARTICLES

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Olde New England Salvage, antique buildings and materials
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Gambrel Acres - Windows, Doors, Entrance Ways and Cabinets
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Historic Housefitters Co., authentic hand forged hardware made in America, the U.S.A.
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Imperial Decorating and Upholstery - Antique Restoration
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Old Village Paint, masters of 18th and 19th century colour fidelity since 1816CTOldHouse
Dragone Classic Motorcars and Auctions, restorations and cars for sale
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Mansfield Drive-in and Marketplace, Eastern Connecticut's Largest Flea Market
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