Category Archives: Dismantling

Exterior Dismantling of Phineas House

William Gould of William Gould Architectural Preservation continues the dismantling of the Phineas Lewis house in Farmington, CT. The house is barely familiar as the windows and trim have been removed, both chimneys are gone, and the attic beams are exposed. Stay tuned as … Continue reading

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Interior Dismantling Has Begun for Phineas Lewis

William Gould Architectural Preservation has begun dismantling the exterior and interior of the Phineas Lewis house. This living room was built circa 1850, and contains elements from the original construction in 1798, as well as later alterations in 1926. Stay … Continue reading

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More on the Phineas Lewis House

The Phineas Lewis house was constructed in 1798 by Captain Judah Woodruff, (1722 -1799), a prominent architect-builder in Farmington, CT. Woodruff was responsible for the construction of the First Church of Christ Congregational (1771) and twenty-one private homes in Farmington. William Gould, … Continue reading

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Phineas Dismantling in Progress

William Gould Architectural Preservation is disassembling the Phineas Lewis House upon request of the Farmington Historical Society in Farmington, CT. Their plan is to preserve the frame and entry way, while dismantling the remainder of the house. The developer is … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings Show the Way to Build Durable Stone Facades for New Construction.

Due to the cost of veneer stone and its reputation for durability, expectations for its performance are high. Failures in new construction in stone are embarrassing for the project team and baffling to the customer. Failures will happen because an … Continue reading

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Archiving Significant Historic Structures For Dismantling

William Gould, of Pomfret Center, Connecticut, a preservationist who specializes in relocating period buildings, notifies the state archaeologist of every significant historic structure he dismantles. The archaeologist records and documents the original site and develops an archival report. There is … Continue reading

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Building a New House with Dismantled Building Materials

Original materials are the most reliable way to recreate the look, feel and smell of period work at a new site. The veracity and presence of historic finished work is practically impossible to counterfeit in brand new construction. Historic structures … Continue reading

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Documention of Dismantled Historic Fabric

Only by adhering to the most rigorous standards for documentation and storage can the integrity of dismantled historic fabric be preserved and costs be controlled. Even if purchased for practically nothing, acquiring a period structure is not cheap. William Gould, … Continue reading

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