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Annie Graves

Annie Graves

Annie serves as Food and Garden Editor at Yankee Magazine. A New Hampshire native, Annie has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, while also composing music and writing young adult novels.

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History of New England House Colors

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History of New England House Colors

Here we present a brief history of New England house colors.

Despite its Puritan underpinnings, New England’s first years were not colorless. Yes, the earliest homes often went without a coat of paint, but hidden in the dirt floors of those humble structures was a hint of colorful things to come: