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Take a step-by-step look at Arnold House repairs

January 7, 2014

Limewash/WhitewashLast summer, with support from the Champlin Foundations and the 1772 Foundation, Historic New England completed repairs to the roof and chimney at Arnold House in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Our team repaired the decorative corbelling on the chimney, repaired the harling, whitewashed the chimney, and replaced the roof on the seventeenth-century stone-ender.

Harling, a version of a traditional lime stucco, was first applied to the exterior of the stone chimney in the late 1990s in keeping with the traditions of similarly constructed buildings in the United Kingdom. In this photo gallery, compare the 1990s application of the traditional lime stucco with our recent work to repair and renew that render.

For more information about Historic New England's approach to preservation please read our white papers. To support essential preservation projects at Historic New England's thirty-six properties please consider making a donation to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.

View a gallery of the repairs

 

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Take a step-by-step look at Arnold House repairs