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National Register Listing: Springfield Brick House (Frenchwood), Hampshire Co., West Virginia

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve had two successful nominations listed on the National Register in the past few weeks! I wrote the nominations as a consultant for the Hampshire County Historic Landmarks Commission, which received a grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. We listed two fascinating 19th century farm estate homes …

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Live from the Historic Roads Conference 2012

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Hello from Indianapolis! I’m sitting in my hotel room inside of an old Pullman Car in the Crown Plaza Hotel. This building is the Indianapolis Union Station and has been adapted for use as a hotel. Trains still roll through underneath then building and cause a lovely rumbling sensation! Today we wrapped up the final …

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Road trips through history – US Route 50

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I’ve been selected as a presenter at this year’s “Preserving the Historic Road” Conference (www.historicroads.org) in September in Indianapolis. I have attended this conference twice in the past (it’s every two years) and it’s one of my favorites. Maybe it’s my engineering background, or the fact I worked at a state department of transportation for …

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Tip Top Coffee in Thomas, WV

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I was in Thomas a few weeks ago and I was excited to finally get the chance to visit the Tip Top coffee shop! This new coffee shop is located in the Schilansky-Rubenstein Building right on Front Street next to the Miners and Merchants bank parking lot. I’ll tell you all about my visit, but …

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Any Press is Good Press – especially when it’s actually good!

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I was surprised – in a great way – when Lori Kersey of the Charleston Gazette emailed me last week about possibly featuring Aurora Research Associates in the Sunday Business section! Apparently my story was interesting enough because we made the paper: “The Business of Saving History” Thanks Lori, for a really nice article! I …

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