Chuck, Lee and the mill

Freedom Mill in Food & Wine

Last Month’s Food & Wine featured The Heartbreaking Story Behind The Lost Kitchen about Erin French’s revived restaurant in the restored Freedom Mill. The author was especially charmed by her surroundings: …Take a quick left on Main Street, and there’s The Mill at Freedom Falls—The Lost Kitchen’s once crumbling, now beautifully renovated home. Cross a narrow bridge…

Acworth meetinghouse crane

Kitchen of the Community

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance recently released an inspiring video about the restoration of the Acworth Meetinghouse. Built by Elias Carter in 1821, the Acworth Meetinghouse, with its double lantern spire, is a masterful representation of historic building craft. In 2008, the steeple and undercarriage were repaired by local craftspeople trained and supervised by PTF in techniques unique to steeple repair,…

Demeritt-O'Kane House

NH EXPOnential Success

The NH Old House and Barn Expo was a great success.  To be honest, I expected what I’d seen at other “old home” trade shows: booths hawking fiberglass steeples and plastic decking.  Instead, I was inspired by the level of craftsmanship and care on exhibit.  Sometimes it can feel like we are alone in the wilderness,…

Lee shows Scott the mill works

Mill at Freedom Falls wins Maine Preservation Honor award

Maine Preservation held their annual honor awards ceremony last Thursday,  to “recognize owners, developers, professionals and leaders responsible for transformative historic preservation efforts throughout the state.”  We were proud to be part of the team honored for the restoration of The Mill at Freedom Falls.  Read the full list of honorees, here. This project was…

Dave, removing floor joists at the end of a long two days

David Ewing to present at 2013 National Preservation Conference

PTF’s own David Ewing will present his paper, “Moving Historic Properties: A Valid Method of Preservation” at the National Trust for Preservation’s 2013 Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  Inspired by his experience dismantling the Demeritt-O’Kane house, the paper reviews the history of moving buildings and includes the example of a Boston apartment building which was moved at…