What’s New in Preservation

June 1, 2018 Published by Sarah Garriepy

The unpredictable New England weather finally relented enough this spring to allow us to begin the preservation projects now underway at The House of the Seven Gables.

The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion roof replacement project kicked off in early May. Contractors from NAPCO removed old shingles, made necessary repairs to existing materials, and installed new cedar shingles.

The north elevation of the Turner-Ingersoll roof project is complete and the contractors are moving on to the west elevation of the mansion. Our thanks go to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Salem for their support of this project through the Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund and the Community Preservation Act.

Our preservation and maintenance staff has been hard at work on the other historic buildings on site. Preservation carpenter Bryan Paine has been working on window and sill restoration at the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House and Francis Dybczak has been repairing and repainting the barn doors. Bruce Campbell has been hard at work with the gardening team from Kantor and Associates ensuring that the grounds and Colonial Revival gardens look their best.

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This post was written by Sarah Garriepy