Greenfield, NH

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This barn from Greenfield, NH measures 36′ x 70′.

It features hand hewn beams and Oak gunstock posts. It also has a very unusual truss and king post structure.

This barn will need major repair before it is ready for a new site, and we have been collecting the parts needed from less fortunate barns.

East Orange, VT

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We dismantled this barn in East Orange, VT late last summer.

It is approximately 26′ x 32′ with hand-hewn beams.

It has an unusually steep pitch to the roof.

West Hartford, VT

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We have provided materials such as reclaimed brick, flooring, stair treads, wainscoting, and timbers for a home currently under construction in West Hartford, VT. What you see here are photos of the brickwork and unfinished great room.

Panel Room – Ashley/Tenney House

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A paneled room was discovered during the dismantle of the Ashley/Tenney House in Claremont, N.H.

Ashley/Tenney House – Claremont, NH

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The dismantling of the historic Ashley/Tenney house on River Road in Claremont, N.H. will begin soon. The City of Claremont has contracted with Keeper Barn to remove the building from the property, which has been set for other uses.

The original owner of the house, Colonel Samuel Ashley, was a respected Revolutionary War veteran. Ashley’s regiment was sent to reinforce the American Army at Fort Ticonderoga in late 1776, and upon his return, Ashley served during the Battle of Bennington.

In 1782 he moved to Claremont, N.H., where he served as chief justice of the common pleas for Cheshire County. More details on Colonel Ashley’s life and military service can be found here.

More recently, Edward J. Tenney owned the home with his wife, Della. Edward served as a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army during World War II, for which service he received two Purple Hearts and a Distinguished Service Award. He practiced law in Claremont, where he was an involved community member, serving on the Claremont Police Commission, the Claremont School Board and was a member of the Sullivan-Windsor County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.  At the same time, Della Tenney worked as a N.H. Superior Court reporter, and has since retired to Georgia to live near family. More about the Tenney family and their lives can be found here.

The house will be dismantled by hand, removed, and stored until we can find a new home suitable for a structure with such history.

Plymouth Hip Roof – Brickwork

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We recently removed original brickwork that supported the center chimneys of the Plymouth Hip Roof house.

Four thousand hand-made brick composed the structure, carefully salvaged in early July 2012.

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