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Going AWOL in Springfield, 1861

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I recently completed a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the 1855 Brick House in Springfield, WV. One of the most interesting things I found during my research was a reference to the house in the book Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade  by John O. Casler. Casler was a Confederate soldier from Springfield and his …

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EDGE and DBE Woman-Owned Business Certifications Pending

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Last week was an exciting week, as I submitted my applications to be certified as a woman-owned business in the State of Ohio. Ohio has a program called EDGE (Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity) that encourages state agencies and anyone doing business with them to use more woman-owned and minority businesses. The US Department of Transportation …

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Valley View in Hampshire County Listed on the National Register

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In addition to the Brick House in Springfield, I also prepared the National Register nomination for Valley View, an 1855 Greek Revival mansion located near Romney, WV. Valley View is the home of Bob and Kim Mayhew, another couple of fantastic historic-home owners who bent over backwards to help me with my research. They also …

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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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