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…

Mill at Freedom Falls, almost finished. Photo from millatfreedomfalls.com

Happy 4th!

The historic nature of our work gives Independence Day special meaning for us here at PTF.  Two of our recent projects will be holding special celebrations to unveil their restored buildings: July 4, 2013, New Castle Congregational Church, New Castle, NH – Parade and ribbon cutting at the New Castle Congregational Church, 10a-2p.  We have…

Abyssinian Meetinghouse, photo by Troy R. Bennet for the Bangor Daily News

Abyssinian Meetinghouse listed as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Properties

Last week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced it’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Properties.  The Abyssinian Meetinghouse had the dubious distinction of making it on the list.  Inclusion on the list indicates the importance of the third-oldest standing African-American meetinghouse in our nation’s history, but also sheds light upon the lack of…

Moffatt-Ladd’s Temporary Windows Illuminate PTF Talent

Our clients often comment on a pervasive artistic sentiment within the PTF crew.  Shawn Perry and David Ford pursued careers in drawing and ceramics, respectively, before becoming timber framers.  Ed and myself majored in art as undergraduates, and a portrait of Reese (scroll down) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery (Reese’s friend Megan Ledbetter took the photo,…

Where were we?

At PTF, we have a passion for preservation.  It’s been joked that Arron, our boss, wants to save every old barn and church steeple in New England, and that isn’t so far from the truth.  This passion brings PTF to projects large and small, far and wide.  Using the “my maps” function in Google Maps,…