Carpentry crew wraps up spring cleaning (and fixing)

Jul 8, 2013

With trees and full bloom and theweather warming up, Historic New England’s carpentry crew recently embarked on a flurry of activity to prepare our historic sites for summer visitors. Read our archive of posts from the carpentry crew.

Throughout April and May, the carpentry crewengaged in a wide range of activities, taking care of routine seasonalmaintenance like removing storm covers from the many skylights at Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, andinstalling the screen door at Cogswell’s Grant in Essex, Massachusetts. We attended to a myriad of small needs at our properties, tightening loose door knobs and hinges and replacingbroken window panes and we occasionally tackled bigger projects, likereplacing a gutter destroyed by a falling tree at Watson Farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

While springtime is especially busy, Historic New England’s property care team works to preserve ourcollection of historic properties year-round. If you value the work we do to preserve NewEngland’s architectural heritage, please consider supporting us with a gift to thePreservation Maintenance Fund.

View a gallery of recent projects.