Bill Hendrickson
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Exciting Historical Purchase and Renovation Project in Las Vegas, New Mexico

I am posting this here as we are all interested in renovation of historic properties, but also because we enjoy the beauty and love they also represent.This has really got the historical preservation…Continue

Started Apr 19, 2014

Reproduction Antique Tubs
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We are planning on adding a bath to our attic and want it to fit in with the 1900 look. So I thought to go with a clawfoot type tub but there is no way of getting an Iron tub up those attic stairs.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Olson Nov 22, 2013.

Investing in Local Historic Property
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When asked how we, the local community, either buy outright, or partner with an investor, I thought of running it by you guys to see if something like this was done in your area/experience.The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Nov 2, 2013.

Made the Historic Home Tour
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Well, all the hard work was not for naught this past year and a half. Our house is being featured prominently on the annual Historic Home Tour. I do want to thank everyone here for the wonderful…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Aug 5, 2013.


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Basement Boiler

"This is epic.  I love it …."
Oct 10, 2018
Bill Hendrickson replied to McCall Emerald's discussion repairing old door knob assemblies, info anyone?
"Andy, I have been thinking of jumping on all the doors inside the house that do not shut or the knobs do not work. I have a couple that do work, except for the lock part, but that is not really needed. They have what appears to me spring steel…"
Apr 4, 2018

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Have moderate capability when doing home work
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Bought this 112 year old house in Las Vegas, NM. By 2012 we are almost done with the interior. The exterior is done except for the porch.

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1st Floor Bathroom

The First Floor bathroom started out in the kitchen. It must have been added at some point, as it looks to have been a converted porch that was turned into either a maids quarters or apartment/bedroom.

Area is to the right of the brick:

Inside view of where the bathroom was. The doorway…


Posted on January 28, 2013 at 10:30am

Kitchen Transformation

When we first bought he house the kitchen was a relatively small room with some cheap cabinets and an old wood/electric stove. What was interesting was the vitrolite tiles used on the walls. The main bath upstairs had the same glass tiles. This was added probably about 1925-1930. Behind the glass we found plaster etched to look like bricks.


Cheap Cabinets and Vitrolite Glass tiles…


Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

House Painting and Roof

Here is a couple of Before Pictures:

This is the back


Front Corner View

Now this…


Posted on March 17, 2012 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment


Foaming of the roof:

Attic half that was previously finished:


The unfinished side of the attic:…


Posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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