Tag Archives: Dismantled Materials

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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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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