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VAF New England visits Fogg-Rollins and Gilman Garrison Houses

VAF at Gilman Garrison
Historic New England Carpentry Foreman Bruce Blanchard (on the scaffolding) at Gilman Garrison House discussing ongoing preservation work at the Exeter, New Hampshire, property.

Twenty members of the Vernacular Architectural Forum (VAF) New England recently visited Exeter, New Hampshire, to take an insider's look at two historic properties: the Fogg-Rollins House, one of the most recent additions to Historic New England's Stewardship Program, and Gilman Garrison House, a Historic New England property open to the public.

Architectural historian Laura Driemeyer, Ph.D, presented Elizabeth Hengen’s 2000 baseline documentation report about the known history of the Fogg-Rollins property, which is protected by Historic New England through a preservation easement. New Hampshire State Architectural Historian James L. Garvin discussed the architectural features of the property’s house, barn, and wheelwright’s shop. At Gilman Garrison House, Historic New England Property Care Manager Jodi Black and Preservation Carpentry Foreman Bruce Blanchard discussed the building’s unusual log construction and ongoing repair work, and New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources National Register Coordinator Peter Michaud led a tour of the building.

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VAF New England visits Fogg-Rollins and Gilman Garrison Houses