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A Gem in the Neighborhood

Common Boston 2016

A few weeks ago, just for fun, I visited Restoration Resources, a 7,000 square foot architectural salvage store & warehouse in Boston’s South End. It was like walking through a candy shop of detail, history, design and wonder!

There were a few scenes that just begged to be photographed. Like the shelf of doorknobs above, and the groupings of stained glass window panels below.

Photo by Paula Ogier

Photo by Paula Ogier

There were a lot of rooms to explore. One of them, I was told by the owner, is sometimes rented for dinner parties. There is a long old wooden table in the middle and a bunch of chairs. The room is filled with fireplace mantels, chandeliers, and a bar that was constructed from various old elements of other architectural or furniture pieces. Here’s the bar:

Restoration Resources BostonT

This site was part of a weekend long self-guided architectural tour in the city of Boston. The tour, known as Common Boston 2016, featured 50 buildings and sites that were open to the public for that weekend.

Restoration Resources Clock

If you like old architectural elements, you’d enjoy wandering around this place. There are fireplace mantels, cornices, interior phone booths, mirrors, clocks, hardware, religious icons salvaged from churches, doors, garden statuary, iron gates, floor registers, radiators, and lighting of all sorts.

Here’s Restoration Resources website. By the way, I have no connection to them. I just wanted to share this.

Have a great week!

Paula Ogier

Paula Ogier Artworks



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Hi there. I’m Boston-based digital artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about my art new works, projects in process, life in Boston, inspirations, ideas, and creative challenges. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood, in the enclave known as the SoWa Art + Design district. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, food & drink, gardening, wandering around the city on foot, binge-watching well written shows, talking to cats, and of course, making and experiencing art. Artist website: Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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