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Joe Barthlow recently told us about his Web site,, which focuses on the prefabricated houses designed by Cliff May and Chris Choate (see our posting about the Ranch House Supply Corporation).  He’s tackling the restoration of his own May/Choate house in Oregon and doing a jaw-dropping primo job.  He’s posted lots of inspiring photos which demonstrate how a forlorn house can become a gem, as well as providing useful details on the original construction, materials, and colors used.  Joe has included lots of images from his personal collection of magazines featuring Cliff May, which may be a helpful reference for you.