Month: November 2011

Who Named Orlando?

By Scott Sidler • November 28, 2011

The city of Orlando, though well known today as a world-class tourist destination, had a rather small start. And from the beginning the origin of its name has been a mystery. Orlando’s modern history dates back to 1838 and the […]

A Thanksgiving Wish

By Scott Sidler • November 23, 2011

This time of year there are so many things to be thankful for! Family, friends, good health, and a good job. All things that add a bit of peace to our lives. As for me, I’m thankful for all the […]

Preserving Historic Windows

By Scott Sidler • November 22, 2011

Whether your historic home is still in its infancy or whether your historic structure is hundreds of years old, preserving the original architecture and design elements are crucial to keeping your historic home historic. Keeping the siding, roofing materials and […]

Choose our New Logo!

By Scott Sidler • November 20, 2011

Help us choose which logo we should use! We’d love to hear your thoughts on which one you like and if you would change anything about it (ie. colors, elements, fonts) We’d love to get your opinion!

Historic Home Maintenance 101

By Scott Sidler • November 17, 2011

Maintaining your historic home calls for some unique tasks as well as the common ones associated with any normal home.  Understanding the differences between historic building materials and current ones is the first step in rejuvenating and maintaining historic structures […]

How To: Repair Old Plaster

By Scott Sidler • November 15, 2011

One of the easiest mistakes to make when renovating a historic home is to tear down the old plaster walls and replace them with modern drywall and joint compound. This not only destroys the historic architecture and features that make […]

Greek Revival Style

By Scott Sidler • November 10, 2011

The next installment of our series of American architecture is the beloved Greek Revival. And in our honest opinion, this very stately style is arguably the most wide spread trend of architecture in America to date! While the Greek Revival […]

All About Insulation

By Scott Sidler • November 7, 2011

Let’s face it. It gets HOT during a Florida summer! All across the south electric bills easily double and triple during the summer months due to the modern miracle of air conditioning. Most of us are amazed that our ancestors […]