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Show Off Your House
If you live in a wood-frame house in Brooklyn, we’d love to feature it! Please submit two pictures (interior and exterior) and a brief description of your house and let us know why you love it. Include any fun restoration facts and/or historic tidbits/photos you have dug up about your home. If we like what we see, we’ll be contacting you for more information.
Be Our “Eyes on the Street”
Is a frame house on your street being beautifully restored? Is one being demolished right next door? If so, let us know! We’re a small team and rely on the wonderful wooden house community to keep us informed.
Share Your Historical Knowledge
Surely some of you have spent long hours tracing your house’s heritage all the way back to its roots. Or perhaps you found old photos of your home in the basement when you purchased it. These are things we love! Please pass along your knowledge so we can feature it in a post. We’ll credit you for the information.
Tell Us About Your Event
If you’re hosting an event related to Brooklyn history, research, restoration, advocacy or anything else in the realm of wooden houses, we’d love to hear from you! Please send us the information so we can share it with the community.
Our team is creative, enthusiastic and excited to create a community around a common but very overlooked resource in Brooklyn. We are looking to greatly expand our editorial content by working with creative writers interested in Brooklyn, architecture, design and history. Our internships are unpaid, but it’s an opportunity to showcase your work and be part of a fun and expanding project. All internships are work-from-home positions, but we convene frequently to discuss strategy and mix & mingle.
Ideal candidates are:
Above all, fantastic writers
Savvy bloggers who understand what makes a post readable and fun
Great with a camera
In love with Brooklyn!
We are in need of the following team members:
Historic Preservation Correspondent
We are looking for someone to cover preservation news related to wood-frame rowhouses. The ideal candidate would be responsible for two-three posts/wk. You must be familiar with and interested in the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Buildings, and preservation advocacy groups. Posts will be focused on landmarking news, permits issued for work on wood-frame houses, and on advocacy efforts related to their preservation. This role would be perfect for someone with or working toward a degree in historic preservation.
A new weekly column entitled “The Makers” will focus on craftsmen and restoration specialists making products that relate to the restoration of wood-frame rowhouses. You will be responsible for seeking out these artisans, photographing and interviewing them. The ideal person for this role will love researching undiscovered talent, meeting new people and telling their stories.
Our architectural historian will write one post/wk focused on specific architectural details found on wood-frame rowhouses. You must know your styles and your architectural vocabulary and you must enjoy digging deep into the history of certain details. Above all, you must love trekking all over Brooklyn seeking out specific examples of unique architectural details. Experience with/interest in restoration/conservation is a plus, but is not required.
Do you understand how to safely remove old paint? Know what causes termites and how to prevent them? Our restoration expert will write a weekly column focused on a unique aspect of restoration as it relates to wood-frame rowhouses.
If you are interested in any of the above positions, please submit a cover letter and a resume to woodenhouseproj (at) gmail (dot) com and include at least one writing sample.