Browne House roof replacement is complete
July 24, 2012
Browne House (c. 1698) in Watertown, Massachusetts, is the recipient of a new wood shingle roof. During this project, Historic New England's property care experts discovered structural deficiencies in the roof framing of the eighteenth-century (c. 1701) addition. This additional repair work, while unplanned, provided an excellent opportunity to reveal and document the framing of the overhang on this addition. This work continues to expand our knowledge of important seventeenth-century houses.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Preservation Projects Fund and through private donations to the Preservation Maintenance Fund. Please consider contributing to support ongoing preservation work at Historic New England's thirty-six historic properties.