Monthly Archives: May 2011

Keyword Search Frequencies for Energy Efficiency and Old Houses

Recently, I migrated this blog from to my own website; hence, it’s change in location to I did this to have greater control over its content, not to mention also help bring traffic to my fledgling site, which … Continue reading

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Our Tour of Downtown Salem

As mentioned in my previous posting, my friend Alexandra and I spent the Sunday afternoon following the TTRAG Symposium 2011 touring downtown Salem. Like many visitors to Salem, our main objective was the Salem Witch Museum. But we also found opportunities … Continue reading

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TTRAG Symposium 2011: A Personal Perspective

The Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group, or TTRAG, a special interest group within the Timber Framers Guild, held its twentieth anniversary symposium in Danvers and Topsfield, Massachusetts, on the weekend of April 1-3, 2011. Comprised of a small number … Continue reading

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A Sad Good Bye To The Smith-Tomlinson House (c. 1757)

Just a few days ago, the last remaining historic saltbox house in Seymour, Connecticut, was razed to the ground and converted to dumpster fodder, all in the interests of commercial development. The Smith-Tomlinson home, built by Ephraim Smith in 1757, had been used … Continue reading

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