It’s not difficult to appreciate something old that retains its beauty over an incredible span of time. That’s how we feel about historical structures, and the people and materials that help preserve it. Step into July as we leap forward from 100 to 200 years in history.
July proved to be a rather special month shared by local Hilton Village residents, historical enthusiasts, and enlightened by the preservation of aged architectural structures.
First-time slate cutters of all ages tried their hand at creating their own 100 Year-Old Vermont Semi-Weathering Grey Green Slate Coaster Keepsake to remember the event. It was such a hit we had just enough to go around until we completely ran out of coasters by closing time. Don’t miss the many pictures that captured seconds in time at this grandeur day in history.
Many of us think of Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. However, did you know he also designed the roof for the University of Virginia which he founded? This is just one example of how slate roofing gives new life to old structures.
Some owners of old buildings and houses often wonder if restoring their properties is worth it. In Virginia, the state encourages the preservation of historic structures as it enriches our lives in different ways. It keeps the connection between our heritage and us intact. Furthermore, it offers many economic benefits.