Porch repairs add to Castle Tucker preservation project
November 18, 2014
In the summer of 2013, Historic New England’s carpentry crew began a major structural repair to the roadside entry porch at Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, Maine. As is often the case, previously unseen damage was uncovered after the repairs began. Because the time available was limited, the crew made the unplanned repairs, but some of the original scope of work had to wait for a return visit in 2014.
Upon their return, the crew completed repairs to the porch's curved side rails, installed moldings, and painted the newly repaired porch during a week-long stay. This is one of several large recent preservation projects at Castle Tucker, including complex masonry work designed to help stabilize the 1807 mansion.
View a gallery of the porch repairs.
Projects at Castle Tucker, which is, along with nearby Nickels-Sortwell House, the northernmost of Historic New England's properties, require extra planning and larger budgets to account for travel, lodging, and meals. Please consider helping us with future projects at Castle Tucker and our other historic properties with a gift to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.