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Back in the Saddle Again
The White Horse Inn of Metamora, MI, had been restored and updated by von Staden Architects of Royal Oak, MI, using local materials and workers. Read more.

An Investment in History
Charlie Allen put his restoration skills to work on his own office in Cambridge, MA. Read more.

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Treasuring Tradition
The Romanesque Revival structure that houses the Abbeville Bank and Trust Company in southern Louisiana got a new lease on life, thanks to a renovation led by Paul J. Allain Architect. Read more.


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"Beauty" Wasn't Always a Dirty Word
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How Media Works
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Remembering the Great War in Italy
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How to Survive Your Work Environment
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The National Slate Association and the Preservation of Historic Slate Roofs
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