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July 2015

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

MADE IN AMERICA SPECIAL: 37 firms still thriving after 100+ years

AMERICAN REVIVAL

Downtown Is Looking Up

COMEBACK STORY

REBUILT & REBORN

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

MADE IN AMERICA SPECIAL: 37 firms still thriving after 100+ years

A CELEBRATION OF U.S. COMPANIES IN BUSINESS FOR A CENTURY OR MORE
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AMERICAN REVIVAL

Downtown Is Looking Up

A deserted, down-at-heels shell of a historic neighborhood just 15 years ago, today Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine area is bustling with new life

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COMEBACK STORY

REBUILT & REBORN

A circa-1901 house rises from the proverbial ashes with its original spirit intact—and more period charm than ever

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landscaping

Check out these seeds!

Local libraries are getting in on the heirloom action, offering cardholders packets of seeds to grow, harvest, and (maybe) return

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HOMEGROWN PASSION

American Pickers

This husband-and-wife team delivers colorful produce to local families just a few hours after they pluck it from the earth—and they’re proving that small family farms can succeed by simply feeding the neighborhood

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weekend remodel

Build a basic picnic table

Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come

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SLICE OF AMERICANA

out of the ATTIC

1. Rainbow Pyrex You knew that when these multicolored sets came out of the cabinet, Toll House cookies couldn’t be far behind. 2. Mint mixer Homemade goodies were a snap if Mom owned a stand mixer like this Sunbeam. But you had to have gobs of patience and a fighting spirit if you wanted to get to lick the beaters.

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build it or buy it

Board-and-batten shutters

You can enhance your window openings by buying factory-made pairs or save a bundle by building your own

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before + after: bath

All in the family

Fresh finishes and distinct zones give this shared bath extra function

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before + after: kitchen

Homespun heirloom

A pro designer—and compulsive salvager—turns her grandmother’s cook space into a sunny showcase

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