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Dorchester Historical Society completes restoration of Clapp Family Barn

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 14, 2013 11:54 AM

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(Image courtesy Dorchester Historical Society)


The recently restored barn and carriage house.


After years of work and plenty of fundraising the Clapp Family Barn in Dorchester has been restored back to its original glory and a piece of history has been saved.

The grey structure and its smaller carriage house have stood on the Dorchester Historical Society’s Boston Street property since 1850, a time when the neighborhood was full of orchards, not concrete and triple-deckers.

Filled with period tools, historical wood work, and the rich history of Dorchester’s agricultural past, advocates for the restoration of the structure hope to one day use it as a teaching tool for the area’s school children.

It took an estimated $250,000 to complete work on the two structures, which included new roofs, the replacement of structural beams, and the hanging of weather-tight doors, according to society members.

To read more about the restoration of the building, click here.

For a slide show of the barn and the restoration process, click here.

To learn more about the Dorchester Historical Society, click here.

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