Pursuing History with a Passion. At the street, bordered by a forest and a colonial-era, stone wall made about 1740, stands a saltbox design home currently undergoing a complete exterior and interior makeover. The homeowners are clearly fascinated with United States history, and wanted their remodel project to be an authentic recreation of a circa 1750 home. The Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (“CSSB") was privileged to have the opportunity to visit this jewel of a project. Of all the projects the CSSB team has seen over the years, this one stands out due to the homeowners' relentless drive for quality and historical accuracy.