Dedicated to Historic preservation and restoration of the Victorian Era and my own spin on why things are the way they are. Paul Willham, Editor & Publisher President Victorian Antiquities and HRC- Historic Restoration Consultants
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Burgman Building: Initial Assessment & the mystery of the blue flower
Our first day onsite was initial assessment and refining some plans on the building. We wanted to signal the change in the building and the first thing we did was fill one of the store windows with antiques and remove the totally inappropriate vinyl blinds.
I am impressed by the level of detail in the residential part of the building , the mid trim decorative blocks are amazing.
Also the hinges and hardware are exceptional.
The Persian Parlor is a true decorative find and the fact it is still there and not covered by layers of paint is a miracle . I am looking forward to paint testing in the other rooms to see what might be there. Now that we have the junk out of this room the size and scale is impressive.
I am always impressed with other artist work and I wonder about the 'blue flower". In the entire room over 85 Linear feet of mural and stencil work there is but one blue flower cluster. I am sure it has a special significance known only to the artist who did this fine work.
I have been involved in Historic Preservation and Restoration for the last 25 plus years. I am president of Victorian Antiquities & Design. I am proud to be a part of restoring the architectural history of our country.