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I got this old dollhouse at a Church Sale last year. It has a roof that is falling apart (someone hot glued it together LOL and she is in need of a lot of TLC. Can anyone identify this dollhouse? Quesion #2 do you think it can be repaired? I think it may be a vintage or old one as the furniture is 50's/60's style and some is handmade. The photo of the dollhouse is my avatar photo if this photo doesn't upload correctly. Anyway this is going to be my project. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Debra Jean

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I definitely agree with Linda (LPCullen), It IS a newburg, minus the front steps. I'm building a newburg right now. Beautiful job on that one. Love the colors and the roof shouldn't be too hard to repair. I'll be glad to help answer any questions as I am working on the roof to mine now. Just got the roof on a couple of days ago and now I gotta get it shingled.

Terri

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Thank you everyone for the fast responses. So do they not make this model anymore? Is it vintage? I ask because I really don't want to use the blocky style furniture that came with it. Someones dad did a good job making the furniture for the day and age that it was made but I really wanted to modernize it a bit. Is this a taboo in the dollhouse world?

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I've seen houses in a lot worse shape... even if that is her best side!! The nice thing about it being a newberg is that they are plentiful. If you need replacement parts you may be able to get a new newberg kit from evil bay or from someone who is holding on to one. Great project!

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yes, it is a Newberg. I had a partial (very!) kit I bought off ebay up until this weekend...cleaned out the basement, and the leftover bits went to Goodwill. I only salvaged scraps...but I do have shingles, if you need them.

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Thank you everyone for the fast responses. So do they not make this model anymore? Is it vintage? I ask because I really don't want to use the blocky style furniture that came with it. Someones dad did a good job making the furniture for the day and age that it was made but I really wanted to modernize it a bit. Is this a taboo in the dollhouse world?
Dura-Craft went belly-up a few years ago. I have a Newburg still in the box. I also have a Pierce to rehab (thanks, Traci!) that was built with hot glue, so can take it entirely apart and rebuild it. You can most certainly use/ make furniture for it and dispose of the other however you wish.
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