Restoration Stories

Short stories celebrating the restoration and repair of family heirlooms, antiques and the joy that comes from making the old, new again.

Fire Lookout Tower Becoming Go-To Park Destination

October 23, 2014

When it comes to vacation rentals, historic fire lookout towers offer a unique way to truly get away from it all.

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Saving the Stencil House

August 25, 2014

The Tennessee Stencil House is on its way to a full restoration.

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Cabin Restoration is a Labor of Love

June 23, 2014

A childhood play place becomes a retirement cabin restoration project.

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Living Symbol of Historic Canada

June 18, 2014

After surviving nearly 300 years—and an Iroquois Indian attack—Quebec’s Therrien House is a living symbol of historic Canada.

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Arkansas’ Thermal Springs Welcome With Warmth

February 19, 2014

Restorative thermal springs gave birth to stately Bathhouse Row in the golden era of “the America Spa.”

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The Spirit Lives On in Chesterfield, Idaho

November 19, 2013

The affection descendants feel for the former Mormon outpost of Chesterfield, Idaho, on the Oregon Trail has revived the historic town’s soul.

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Our Bike’s a TV star!

September 18, 2013

Grandpa Ernie’s high-wheel bike became an overnight sensation—after hanging in the barn for 100 years.

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A Touch of Grace on Whidbey Island

May 15, 2013

Whidbey Island farmers saved their land and way of life for generations to come with farmland preservation efforts that are still in place today.

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Restoring Antique Farm Tools

March 7, 2013

John Maloney’s collection of antique farm equipment proves everything old can be new again.

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Prairie Preserved by Community Pride

February 21, 2013

Community shares the joy of restoring a miraculous little piece of America’s Great Prairie.

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