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Imagehuckleberry
Feb 22, 2010 10:54 AM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty with projects? Do you enjoy designing? Armchair supervising? Perhaps you like to step back and admire the work of others! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself, tell us why you came to Preservation Station, and share a bit about your interests and background!

We encourage you to post a picture of yourself, your historic home or project in progress, or a place you've been!



Huck
Imagehuckleberry
Feb 23, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
I'll start us off!

Hi there! I'm your Huckleberry! But you can just call me Huck.

I started Preservation Station in hopes of fostering a community for enthusiasts of historic (or just old) architecture, sites, and objects.

I first became interested in preservation while in college because of an old, abandoned psychiatric hospital that was threatened by demolition. I became involved in committees, protests, and research efforts, and was mentored and encouraged by townsfolk and professors. We weren't able to save the hospital, but I became fascinated by how we memorialize, preserve, or reuse older and historic buildings, structures, and artifacts, and went on to pursue an education and career in those subjects. Today I live in our nation's capital where I work in the field of historic preservation and cultural resources, and I love what I do.

I am also passionate about home remodeling and rehabilitation, and my partner and I are currently involved in a DIY remodeling of a 1947 home. We have had to jack up walls, saw through cast iron pipes, run new electrical wiring, and so much more... but we're having a great time and learning along the way!

When not working on "the old homestead," I love traveling, camping, urban homesteading, and playing with our beagle, Wilber, our uni-fanged cat named Purrl Sue, and our three backyard chickens, Dory, Gertie, and Flo.

Below is a picture of me on a tour of the German barn at the Frontier Cultural Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

Now tell me a bit about yourself!

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Huck
ImageSugarweed
Feb 23, 2010 5:44 PM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Huck,
This is a great idea.
I am past wanting a relic to work on.
I had the privilege to research and establish a building on the National Register of Historical Land Marks and Places back years ago.
That was in 1976 I believe, maybe 1975.
They eventually tore the building down anyhow.
Space was needed for a parking lot.
I'll see if I can find that file some where.
The building was the first Mexican Counsel in ElPaso.
It had been built in 1872 (?) by a lady from Memphis, TN.
Her name was Mariah Bacon.
The day I established the building really was as the First Mexican Counsel I let out a yell you could hear half a mile.
Big Grin
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Imagehuckleberry
Feb 23, 2010 6:05 PM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
Welcome, Sunshine! And thank you for helping make history with your work on the Mexican Counsel! Maybe, if you find the file, you'd be interested in posting it in the Weekly Feature thread under Sights and Sites!

Hope to see you around....


Cheers,
Huck
Huck

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