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Barrett House goes bare

June 2, 2014

Barrett House without shutters
Barrett House without shutters

An exterior preservation project at Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, recently began with the removal and assessment of more than 150 wood shutters adorning the c. 1800 mansion. A painting crew is on site and has started prepping the siding and trim to receive a fresh coat of paint.

This project also includes the repair and painting of the property's front iron fence and gates, a new roof on two sections including the main museum, minor masonry repairs, and window conservation.

Good maintenance is good preservation. Please considering supporting this important project with a donation to the Preservation Maintenance Fund. Many thanks to California Paints for donating all of the paint being used in this project.

Barrett House is open for tours on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through October 15.

Learn more about our approach to painting, roofing, and other preservation topics by visiting our white paper library.

Barrett House

Posted by John Poltrack on June 4, 2014
I was happy to see this work underway, The grand old building was looking rather shabby. I intend to chronicle this project on my website and blog (under my name)

Thank you for doing this.

Shutter Hardware

Posted by Susan Close on July 3, 2014
Hello, We restored the shutter hardware on the Alexander Hamilton National Grange in New York. Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know about us. Hammersmith Studios. Regards,
Susan Close

Barret house exterior painting

Posted by ellen on September 4, 2014
The Barret house looks great. It was in rough shape the painters who did the work did a great job. I stopped by to look at the work that was done and was amazed how it looks. There was a tall man painting the day I stopped by his name was Ron he gave me the details of what was done, he was a pleasure to talk to. Thanks for making the Barret house look fantastic.

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Barrett House goes bare