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A simple repair leads to a major carpentry project at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

May 27, 2011

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In late fall 2010, Historic New England's carpentry crew began a repair at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. It seemed simple enough; one of the doors on the visitors' center (originally a carriage barn) was hanging askew. Removing the door revealed the need for a comprehensive structural repair that encompassed the entire façade of the carriage barn.

After a hiatus brought on by winter snow, work resumed in April and will continue into early summer. The structural work is complete and the façade has a new set of shingles. In the weeks ahead the door will be re-hung and windows will be repaired. Take a look at the progress while at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for one of this summer's Vintage Base Ball games.

Check out a photo gallery of the repairs.

Please consider supporting this and all of the important preservation work we do at our historic properties by donating to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.

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A simple repair leads to a major carpentry project at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm