Fix it or leave it? – 11.11.13

IMG_73501. An amazing outbuilding. Private residence. Privy, Upstate New York.

IMG_01262. Multiple layers of history expressed through paint, hardware, wallpaper & many repairs. Lott House, Brooklyn, New York

IMG_72683. Which is dominant – historic artifact or time?  Upper East Side, New York NY

IMG_73554. It is quite common for situations like this for the original wallpaper to be reproduced and then replaced by that accurate reproduction.  Historic wallpaper still intact. Upstate New York

IMG_72785. At what point will weathering compromise the structure? What can be gained by seeing multiple repairs on the same artifact? Fifth Avenue, Central Park wall, New York, NY

IMG_93206. Wagner House, Palatine, NY. Inventor of the “sleeping Car” in 1858. Webster Wagner House is a historic home located at Palatine Bridge in Montgomery County, New York. It was built in 1876 and designed by noted architect Horatio Nelson White (1814–1892) as the home for railroad car magnate Webster Wagner (1817–1882).

IMG_42467. The unfortunate poetics of decay. Wagner House, Palatine, NY. Inventor of the “sleeping Car” in 1858.Webster Wagner House is a historic home located at Palatine Bridge . It was built in 1876 and designed by noted architect Horatio Nelson White (1814–1892) as the home for railroad car magnate Webster Wagner (1817–1882).

IMG_92978. Imperial Baths, Sharon Springs, NY. c. 1927. The Imperial Bathhouse was opened July 1, 1927. It is located on the west side of Main Street in the center of Sharon Springs Historic District. It offered sulphur baths, massages and mud treatments to relieve pain and as a cure for a variety of illnesses. As many as 5000 treatments could be given in a single day.

3 thoughts on “Fix it or leave it? – 11.11.13

  1. Nice to know and nice to know the location. “Upstate NY” is not very descriptive, but a too-common default and should be avoided in favor of more specificity. “Upstate” is huge and could mean anything from Yonkers to Buffalo to Plattsburgh. Thanks for a thought provoking blog.

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