Category Archives: Patina: Unrestored Originals

Detroit has an opening (or two) for window repair

It looks like one of Detroit’s better known derelict buildings might be getting some attention soon. Built in 1913 and unused since 1988, Michigan Central Station has become an icon of Detroit’s decay. The building’s owner has announced their intention … Continue reading

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Inhabitated but unrestored

An interesting article in the New York Times about a formerly abandoned clubhouse that has been made into a very interesting home by cleaning up lots of pigeon droppings, but little actual restoration: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/garden/09selma.html?hpw#

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Two Stories of Passenger Ship Preservation

Certainly one of the “biggest” recent stories in preservation was the announcement that the S.S. United States would receive a reprieve from the scrappers who have been circling its rusting hull for years. The “Big U” as the ship was … Continue reading

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