Friday, February 26, 2010


I love this idea - New Yorkers who own older buildings are turning to the municipal archives to help guide restoration efforts. According to this article in Preservation Nation,
in the late 1930s, city officials used Works Progress Administration funds to hire dozens of unemployed workers to photograph every single building in the city for the Department of Finance. By 1941, those photographers had taken more than 700,000 pictures.
What a wonderful resource for those who want to attempt a historically sensitive home renovation!

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