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for North Carolina Preservation Vol. 132 Issue , Fall 2007
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With the decline of the house museums that were once popular around the country, PNC must decide the fates of two bequeathed houses, El Nido and the Banker’s House. Unable to sell the properties due to the wishes of the deceased, PNC has decided to make the Banker’s House their southwest regional office, and to develop a resident curatorship for El Nido. These examples have led to PNC creating conditions of acceptance for large gifts.
An argument is made that older, historic windows are more energy efficient than replacing them with new ones that tout being environmentally friendly. Before replacing historic windows, one should look at factors such as energy already expended to create and install the window, reusability or recyclability of the windows, and quality of the new windows over the historic ones. By repairing historic windows, homeowners can save money and improve energy efficiency while still maintaining the historic character and value.