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.
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 in 2011, these improvements should ensure that the House will stand for another 230 plus years!