Laid-up Stone Foundation
In 2016-17 The Board of Directors of The Oldest House Historical Society raised money, solicited donations and wrote grants in order to collect the $150,000 necessary to repair the laid-up stone foundation at the House. For several years, the foundation had been buckling severely, to the point that in 2015 the House was closed because it was unsafe.
An historical stone-mason was hired, who had done work in several other centuries-old homes and buildings, and the work was completed in time for a grand re-opening in 2017. Additionally, all new electrical wiring and a more efficient heating system was installed. Additional funds meant that some damaged siding and rotting windows could also be repaired.
Along with a new, historically correct, roof that was completed about 2009, these improvements should ensure that the House will stand for another 230 plus years!