Restoration work underway at Governor John Langdon House
February 9, 2012
The balustrade at Governor John Langdon House is undergoing restoration as part of a series of preservation projects at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, property. Preservation carpenters removed the balustrade and railings above the front portico. The railing and balusters will be individually assessed, repaired where necessary, and repainted. In a few of the most severely damaged balusters, new bottoms will be turned and doweled into the existing pieces while stabilizing and retaining as much original material as possible. The work is expected to be completed and the balustrade reinstalled by early March.
The campaign to restore the front portico of the Langdon House began in 2010 with the removal and conservation of the four freestanding Corinthian columns. Additional painting work and other repairs are planned for the Langdon House in the coming year.
To support projects such as this please consider donating to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.