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During a property survey, the pump house, which is primarily used for tool and equipment storage, was identified as a building needing significant rehabilitation. This August, the preservation carpentry crew began to replace the wooden roof shingles and interior floor, and repair the exterior cladding and trim. In keeping with Historic New England’s preservation philosophy, all replacements are done using in-kind materials. For example, Western Red Cedar shingles will be used on the roof and the existing coursing and woven hip cap design will be retained.
Visitors are encouraged to stop by to see how the work is progressing and ask the carpentry crew about the project.