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,…

Carpentry Workshops at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village

For the third summer, the North Bennet Street School is collaborating with the Shaker Museum and Library to offer a range of workshops in preservation and traditional woodworking at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, in New Lebanon, NY. A number of PTF employees graduated from the Preservation Carpentry program at North Bennet and can vouch for…

PTF! What a Load of Craftsmanship!

On Thursday, June 9, Maine Preservation presented their Annual Honors Awards as part of the Vital Maine Communities Conference.  Maine Preservation presented an award of Excellence in Craftsmanship to the craftspeople who restored the Brown-Pearl Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  These included Robin Neely, Maker of leaded windows, Ben Coombs, Glass Blower,…

Our Biggest Fan

In 1900, Charles Goodhue drew this sketch from the memory of an elderly parishioner.  This is one of the only remaining images that depict the building from this era.  Fortunately, evidence within the building has proven this sketch to be remarkably accurate. From the beginning of our involvement in the project, we have been looking…

Press on Preservation

Last week, PTF was featured in two more articles, these ones about developments at the Abyssinian.  The DownEast article focuses on the social history of the building as well as the people responsible for its restoration.  It contains some of my favorite stories about the building, including its origin story, and how it was saved…