The Wall Street Journal on I-Farm

Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article about I-Farm and Chris Barensfeld’s efforts to restore it.  Online, the story was accompanied by a video and slideshow.  From the article: For years, Christine Barensfeld dreamed about fixing up and living in a property down the street from her home: a historic white barn, carriage…

The Economic Impact of Historic Tax Credits

Maine Preservation recently released an independent study of the economic impact of Maine’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit.  Read all about it. Since the start of Maine’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit in 2008, $135 million has been privately invested by developers rehabbing historic commercial buildings in the state of Maine .  This $135 million comes in…

PTF! What a Load of Craftsmanship!

On Thursday, June 9, Maine Preservation presented their Annual Honors Awards as part of the Vital Maine Communities Conference.  Maine Preservation presented an award of Excellence in Craftsmanship to the craftspeople who restored the Brown-Pearl Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  These included Robin Neely, Maker of leaded windows, Ben Coombs, Glass Blower,…

Press on Preservation

Last week, PTF was featured in two more articles, these ones about developments at the Abyssinian.  The DownEast article focuses on the social history of the building as well as the people responsible for its restoration.  It contains some of my favorite stories about the building, including its origin story, and how it was saved…

PTF in the MFA

Sunday, the Maine Sunday Telegram printed an article about Preservation Timber Framing’s participation in the renovation of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: BOSTON – When the Museum of Fine Arts needed experts to complete a pair of 1700s period rooms in its new wing, a couple of craftspeople from Maine got the call to…

Coverage

We’re building the roof that will link the belfry and clock tower, while the local media is covering the crane day, and the steeple’s connection to the community. Christine Parrish of The Free Press wrote one of the best articles I’ve read, she really focuses on the joinery and construction history: Shawn Perry, of Preservation…