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Here are comments and ideas from some of our members on resources you can tap to complete a preservation or restoration project that will respect the architectural history and integrity of your home:
General Preservation Resources
" should be a bookmarked website for anyone restoring or preserving a vintage home.  It contains products and services needed for authentic restoration and design work, with particularly amazing and comprehensive listings of architectural salvage suppliers and reproduction wallpaper from the Arts & Crafts movement.  Even better, it has information on things like how to calculate the right capacity copper gutters for your house, options for installing central air in historic structures, etc." 
From Megan Cifarelli

"Here's a great website with links to all kinds of architectural salvage companies, including those selling antique doors, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, reclaimed wood flooring, historic roof tiles, etc."

From Art Scinta

Historic Window Restoration

Often the only challenge to making old windows efficient, is taking the sashes out, stripping them of paint and reinstalling them with proper weatherstripping and locking mechanisms.  Dan Mecca is a painter who is proficient in this kind of work, having fully restored the windows of an entire first floor of a 1920s house in Pelham.  He can be reached at 423-0595.  Book well ahead with him.  He is loyal to his client base and serves them first.  Another contractor who can do this kind of work is James Madeira, 490-3872.  James is also a carpenter, so if there is window sash, trim or framing repair needed, he can do this as well.

Submitted by Art Scinta

Reproduction Light Fixtures
A great source for historic lighting is Richard D. Scofield in Connecticut (currently moving from Chester CT  -- North of Essex on Connecticut River) with a website at  They do handmade reproduction historic lighting in 17th, 18th, and 19th century styles.  We have had many lights made by them and love what they create.  It takes many months as they are a small shop but it was always worth the wait.
From Beth Billik

Antique and Reproduction Furniture


Briggs House Antiques, 566 E. Post Road, Mamaroneck

"This is a wonderful 8,000 s.f. emporium with

English,Irish, Welsh and French antique furniture and

accessories for the home, as well as antique garden and

patio accessories, all personally selected by the owner,

Lorraine Mahoney.  She also has the resources that will

build custom furniture reproductions, such as dining

tables.  She is personable, pleasure to work with and will

shop abroad for anything one has a yen for."

From Wendy Carley