This 150 year New Bedford residence is a good example of Georgian architecture which is characterized by cornice work with tall entablatures and bold frieze designs. These architectural elements have not yet been covered with aluminum coil stock as is happening to so many older homes across the country.
Its been said aluminum and vinyl are final but
they too will weather like everything else, eventually looking old and tired. I firmly believe, paint, when installed properly, and not subjected to roof runoff from clogged gutters can last decades and made to look new again when washed with bleach formulated for outdoors (ie quickly and safely decomposes to harmless salt).
Each of the following before and after photos link to the original photographs which have very good detail. To see all the photos I took and their accompaning descriptions of the work preformed visit the link sandwiched between the before and after shots.