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POP Rescue Plan

Historic House Evaluation


Historic Preservationists evaluate historic homes, their conditions and restoration options. We meet with owners, builders, architects, realtors and others. Once owners are educated on the historic assets of the structure, and restoration options, they will hopefully save and restore.  Please contact us to evaluate your house. Learn more about your historic gem!


Meet Our Preservationist

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Frederick H. Ecker 

"Fred" possesses a unique background that bridges the fields of restoration, preservation and conservation. Throughout his 35-year-career, he has worked with a wide variety of administrators and owners of more than 300 historic properties. These include Federal, State, and Local agencies; non-profit organizations and museums; private foundations; and private individuals. His knowledge and expertise in the realm of historic preservation is well-recognized, and his work with board members, Federal, State, and Local officials, and private owners is highly regarded. His goal is to demonstrate that careful, thoughtful, conservative preservation and restoration, respecting the original sanctity of a building, can have a positive impact on a city, a community, a congregation, or a private individual. Mr. Ecker strives to work with and educate all parties, public and private, about the value of our architectural heritage and our role as its stewards. Past and current projects include such well-known historic structures as The White House (Washington, DC), Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA), the Green-Meldrim House (Savannah, GA), the Edith Wharton Estate (Lenox, MA), The Octagon Museum (Washington, D.C.), and Monticello (Charlottesville, VA).

Richard Ventrone

Richard started his career in Washington, DC working on the complete documentation of The White House for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), a division of the National Park Service dedicated to documenting America's historic architecture, he returned to his native Rhode Island in 1994 to develop a specialty in historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects as well as transportation architecture. After working for more than a twelve years for what at the time was the largest firm in the state, he formed his own company in 2009. Richard's preservation work includes a specialty in the restoration of historic lighthouses and has consulted on and completing the restorations of several important Rhode Island beacons including; Plum Beach Light, Dutch Island Light, Sakonnet Light, Sandy Point Light, Rose Island Light, and the Southeast Lighthouse on Block Island. His preservation work has been recognized with several preservation awards. After a great deal of self reflection about how he wanted to dedicate my skill set after thirty years in the profession, Richard accepted the position of architect with the town of Barnstable, a thriving and historic community.

Realtor Testimonial

"As a native Cape Codder and Realtor for 36 years I have listed and sold many beloved historic homes. With new resources provided by Protect Our Past such as their Historic Home Evaluation, I was able to have a professional Historic Preservationist evaluate the construction details, quality of the wood, original fixtures, and identify the original Georgian design of the fireplace mantels of my recent listing at 48 Salt Marsh Way, North Chatham, built circa 1780. Their education and knowledge for homeowners and Realtors is invaluable. I encourage all Realtors to go view their webpage to let them help you with resources for any antique house listing."

-Phyllis Nickerson Power, Realtor

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