Black Friday: something you may avoid or something you may adore. Shopping online is certainly a hassle free way to shop today. If you’re doing such, I suggest supporting the Cornell Preservation Studies Student Organization. Check out their shop on CafePress, where you can find the slogan “Preservationists Make it Last Longer” accompanied by a house illustration. Proceeds will support the CPSSO’s work weekend in the spring. From Anne Turcotte, a preservation student at Cornell and a fellow UMW graduate, shared this link and the following information:
The house in the illustration is “Big Vic,” a plan popularized by George F. Barber, who operated an architecture firm which sold mail-order house plans out of DeKalb, Illinois in the late 19th century. Built versions of Big Vic can be found all across the country. The illustration and the phrase were developed by alumni of the Cornell Historic Preservation Planning program.