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Lead Paint and Your Historic Home - Lead based paints were banned by the EPA, but if a home was constructed before 1978, it most likely contains lead-based paints. Historic properties throughout the state are riddled with lead-based paints. While their presence on the walls is not immediately alarming, if that paint is peeling it can become a safety hazard. Lead-Based Paint and Historic Preservation Before starting work on a historic property, you will need to test for lead-based paint. The...
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- Broadway Trade Center_11 Broadway Trade Center_10 Broadway Trade Center_9 Broadway Trade Center_8 Broadway Trade Center_7 Broadway Trade Center_6 Broadway Trade Center_5 Broadway Trade Center_4 Broadway Trade Center_3 Broadway Trade Center_2 Broadway Trade Center_1 Broadway Trade Center (Los Angeles, CA) Located at 801 South Broadway in Los Angeles, the former Hamburger’s Department Store was originally designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim. Opened in 1908, A. Hamburger an... http://ow.ly/306iIj
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Things That Must be Assessed before a Historical Renovation - Historical renovation can take a property and restore it to its original beauty. But, before a professional will even start the job, there are a few things they must assess. These things will not only determine how well the restoration will go, but the cost and whether or not the property can truly be restored. Landscaping It may not seem critical, but where your landscaping faces is important. Renovation exp... http://ow.ly/2VjopQ
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Restoring Imperfect Wooden Floors in a Historic Building - It is not uncommon during the restoration process to discover original maple floors in a historic home. Sometimes these floors are under carpet while other times they are exposed in the open. While a floor may seem unrepairable, you may be surprised at just how durable wooden floors are – including floors with nails, missing boards and more. Before you assume that you must replace your wooden floors, talk with y... http://ow.ly/2UZGG0
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Home Preservation: Why You Should Keep the Wooden Windows - Windows are a basic design necessity. They offer brightness, bring in fresh air, and keep out the elements. In an older home, wooden windows are often present. And, while they are the most visible, they are the most under-appreciated architectural aspects of historic properties. Avoid Temptation to Replace Most owners of historic properties are tempted to remove the old wooden windows and replace them with mode... http://ow.ly/2U4pRy
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Tips for Repairing Historic Wainscoting - Wainscoting adds a level of elegance to your home and if you have a historic property, you are likely to find it in a good majority of the rooms. Unfortunately, wainscoting can take a lot of wear and tear over the years – leading to warping, chipped paint or even damaged boards. You can restore the beauty of your wainscoting and freshen up the space, but it will take a little extra work. It is best to consult a historic restorat... http://ow.ly/2TMswU
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Lead Paint and Historic Renovations - Historic homes are likely to have lead paint, which is a hazard and classified as such as by the EPA. If you hire a historic renovation specialist, they must adhere to the rules set by the EPA for removing and disposing of lead paint. But, how do you handle lead paint in a building that is protected under historic preservation rules? Identify Historic Significance Before you can remove the paint, your historic renovation specialist ... http://ow.ly/2TyZrA
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