The internet doing its thing and saving something great. She was thinking about tearing out this awesome vintage 1931 tile and replacing with modern subway. Given its location, it may well be Pewadic tile, a major maker of art tile from Detroit in the era. They are still around today - and this tile would easily cost you $85 a sq ft. Re-grouting will fix most of the issues and help preserve this lovely bathroom.
This is our main bathroom in our 1931 English Tudor style home. I don't like green but everyone that sees it says
don't tear it out. I would like to gut the ro...om and put white subway tile in the tub area and drywall the rest with ceramic tile floors. The tile is all original and in excellent condition. Someone told me that the tile looks hand made. Do you think we should gut it or leave it? By the way it is a flip house.
THE MAJORITY HAS SPOKEN AND I HAVE LISTENED, I WONT TOUCH THE TILE. I will paint the walls cream or off white and see if it looks better. I already bought a cream shower curtain, rugs and towels. Thank you all for your comments.
Have a historic home? Interested in preservation and tax benefits? Have you learned about The Mills Act? See this article below for some information.
Possibly of interest. Enjoy.
Who wants one?
Who wants a copy of "Recording Historic Buildings" originally printed in 1970?
The 176-page book is available for download - at no cost - from t...he Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS website at https://www.nps.gov/hdp/habs/RecordingHistoricBuildings.pdf
(65 MB .PDF file).
From the book's Forward:
"This book has been compiled to serve the needs of those concerned with recording historic structures. It is designed both as an aid to persons already involved in the problems of architectural recording and to encourage others to become involved. Only a productive partnership between Federal, State, and local governments and private individual initiative and effort can assure the adequate recording and successful preservation of our great national patrimony of historic architecture."
H. J. McK.
The headquarters for the Vallejo Architectural Heritage Foundation (VAHF), Heritage House, at 419 Farragut Avenue in Vallejo, will be open for the Grand Victorian Home Tour on Sunday December 11, from 4-7 p.m.
VAHF has arranged for the Vallejo Garden Club to have its calendar contest winners shown as a gallery in the main meeting room. Local author and rosarian Darrell Schramm will also be at the home doing a book signing on his new book, Rainbow: A history of the rose in Ca...lifornia. And Joette Tizzone of Jazz Remedy will be there playing some excellent avant-garde jazz and talking about upcoming listening parties. VAHF will have the foyer, main meeting room, and office open for viewing. Holiday cookies and tea will be available for visitors on the tour.
The tour benefits the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade.
$35 Ticket includes:
Reception: 3-5pm at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum with live entertainment, food, wine, coffee & Tour Guide & Map provided.
Self-Guided Tours: 4-7pm
After Party: 6-8pm (though last year actually went beyond 10pm)
For more information or questions, call the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Information Line @ (844) 344-8793, or Michael Bauman @ (925) 451-7682. See link below for tickets.
Some lovely photos of the restoration of St Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church for your Saturday morning viewing.
Available in downloadable format online.
Who wants one?
The updated version of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabil...itating, Restoring and Reconstructing Historic Buildings has been released and is now available in .PDF format from the Technical Preservation Services (National Park Service) website.
The Guidelines have been updated to ensure that they continue to reflect best practices in historic preservation, apply to 20th-century building types, materials, and systems now considered historic, and incorporate modern methods and technologies.
Download your personal copy, 19 MB file, at: https://www.nps.gov/…/standar…/treatment-guidelines-2017.pdf
Friends of Sperry Mill yesterday released its first small publication, We Live here. Stories from Lemon Street and Sandy Beach. Interviews with 16 residents,... 2016-2017 and Two Fathers at Sperry Mills. Edited and introduced by Kay Flavell. Grateful thanks to Ruth Anne Goos Halligan, Linda Goos Grim, Ken Goos and Dorothy Georgian for sharing their stories and memories of their fathers Herman Harold Goos and Jim Matthews during their time working at Sperry Mills. Contributors to chapter III, Voices from Lemon Street and Sandy Beach, are Daniel Alfaro and Clinton Davidson, Bruce Balala, Tamara Brandstater, Skip Dodge and Gregory Gazaway, Pat Dodson, Scott Ingham, Michael Kimball, Wayne Law, Jesse and Sylvia Santana, Robert Santos, Harry Siter and Katherine Sutton. Copies are available free to contributors and for $5 to Friends of Sperry Mill (membership $5). email firstname.lastname@example.org.