063013 Moultonborough Heritage Commission will hear story of barn restoration (263) discuss BarnRestoration
Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Heritage Commission will host a program on the restoration of the former Singing Eagle Lodge barn on Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.
Ed Pape, barn expert and preservation contractor, will provide an overview of the restoration work in progress at this classic English-style barn, which dates to the 1780s. One of five properties in Moultonborough currently in the 79-D barn easement program, this early barn features drive doors on the eave side, English tying joints, a frame laid out using the scribe rule, and hand hewn beams and braces.
Originally one of the Sturtevant family farms, the property became Singing Eagle Lodge, a girl's camp on Squam Lake, from c. 1920 to 1966. Pape will offer practical, do-it-yourself barn maintenance and repair tips for barn owners; handouts on barn identification and maintenance will be provided to attendees.
This season's Community Landmarks Series focuses on planning and historic preservation, featuring three ongoing restoration projects in Moultonborough (the Castle in the Clouds, the Singing Eagle barn, and the Moultonborough Grange hall). All three projects have had structural assessment reports, providing 'roadmaps' with repair priorities, phasing, and cost estimates.
Planning for the future of the Grange hall will be discussed on Monday, August 5. The Community Landmarks Series is intended to promote the recognition and appreciation of significant historical and cultural resources in Moultonborough. For more information, see the Heritage Commission webpage at www.moultonboroughnh.gov.
The Moultonborough Public Library is located at the intersection of Route 25 and Route 109 north (Holland Street) in Moultonborough Village, 603/476-8895.