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November 15, 2011

Strengthening the structure at Barrett House

The limitations of nineteenth-century construction techniques require Historic New England's property care team to examine the strength of the structure at Barrett House. read more...

November 2, 2011

Roof work begins at the Cooper-Frost-Austin House

Built in 1681 with an addition constructed circa 1722, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House is the oldest extant structure in Cambridge. Typical of many seventeenth-century structures, the house is defined by its distinctive roofline, consisting of a short, steep pitch on the front elevation, with a long sloping portion incorporating a lean-to on the rear elevation. read more...

October 20, 2011

Tenant house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm undergoes paint analysis

Historic New England recently completed paint analysis of the kitchen and parlor at the tenant house at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Known as the Stekionis House in honor of the last tenant family to live in the house, the building is undergoing preservation and conservation work in preparation for its opening to the public in 2012. read more...

October 12, 2011

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm painting project includes tenant house

Historic New England has begun painting the exteriors of all buildings at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. read more...

October 11, 2011

Historic New England tests energy conservation at Pierce House

Historic New England's efforts to reduce energy consumption at the Pierce House are the subject of an upcoming program on October 20. read more...

September 29, 2011

New drainage project begins at Barrett House

Drainage work began this week at Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. read more...

September 19, 2011

Preservation begins at home

Historic New England Stewardship Manager Caitlin Corkins on how growing up in Vermont inspired her to take on a career in historic preservation. read more...

September 7, 2011

Carriage barn repairs complete at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

As anyone who has owned or worked on an old building knows, simple repairs rarely remain simple for long. This has certainly been the case with the carriage barn at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. read more...

September 4, 2011

Siding replaced at Casey Farm

After replacing the roof of the main house at Casey Farm, Historic New England's property care team went on to replace the clapboard siding on the house's west elevation. read more...

August 30, 2011

Browne House repairs shed light on early restoration

This summer, Historic New England's carpentry crew is at Browne House in Watertown, Mass., repairing the sill of the nineteenth-century north ell. read more...