In Newburgh, where I am now working for the Newburgh Historical Society, there are many people fixing up old houses.
Just across the street from the Crawford House (the society's HQ), the owner put up this sign, asking for input on paint choice.
Which paint color do you prefer? (I chose maroon).
It shows the kind of community spirit often demonstrated in places like Newburgh by those involved in restoration. It invites neighbours to feel invested in what's going on in their environment. Those improving a house are not just fixing up their own home, but adding something to the area.