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Historic New England protects private house in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Russell-Ekstrom House

 

Dartmouth, Mass. – The Russell-Ekstrom House in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, is the most recent historic property protected through a preservation easement held by Historic New England in its Stewardship Easement Program.

The preservation easement protects exterior and interior features including the seventeenth-century framing, Georgian style woodwork, floors, plaster walls and ceilings, and door and window hardware. It also prevents subdivision of the two-acre lot, protects stone walls and fencing, limits new additions and structures, and protects a mid-nineteenth-century barn. While the exact date of the house is uncertain, decorated framing with early coatings of whitewash suggest construction between 1695 and 1715, making the house an important example of early architecture in southeastern Massachusetts

Historic New England now protects more than eighty properties through its Stewardship Easement Program. Historic New England actively seeks to protect a wide range of properties across New England representative of all architectural styles and regions. For more information please visit the Stewardship Easement Program webpage or contact Senior Stewardship Manager Joseph Cornish at 617-994-6643 or JCornish@HistoricNewEngland.org.

About Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program

The Stewardship Easement Program administers preservation easements held by Historic New England on privately owned historic properties across New England. The program creates partnerships between property owners and Historic New England with the shared goal of preserving a property's historic character. By donating an easement, an owner entrusts Historic New England with the responsibility of working with present and future owners to protect important historic elements from alteration or neglect. For information about the program visit HistoricNewEngland.org/Stewardship.

Media Contact: Susanna Crampton, News@HistoricNewEngland.org

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Historic New England protects private house in Dartmouth, Massachusetts