Join us at the NH Old House and Barn Expo this weekend

Less-Pink Parlor Surround, all cleaned up for the NHPA EXPO

Less-Pink Parlor Surround, all cleaned up for the NHPA EXPO

This weekend, we’ll be sharing a few choice parts and pieces of the Israel Demeritt-O’Kane house with visitors to the NHPA Expo.  We’ll be at the Radisson in Manchester, NH soaking up good talks ranging from “Old Home/New Technology: Explore Solar Energy for your Home!” to “The Masonry Detective: Exploring Chimneys, Bake Ovens and Fireplaces” (there’s a surprising amount of exploration in preservation).  We are especially excited to be giving a talk on Sunday, at 1:00p; “Comprehensive Assessment of Your Barn and Home, Case Study: the Demeritt-O’Kane House.”  We’ll be talking a little about assessments in general, and a lot about the specifics of the Demeritt-O’Kane house.  If our series of journal entries about the complete dismantling of this Federal-era farmhouse piqued your interest, you won’t want to miss the talk.  Our booth will showcase a few pieces of the house, including the fireplace surround from the “Pink Room.”  We’ll be inviting folks to inspect examples of various intricate molding profiles, and see if they can identify the Asher Benjamin pattern from which they came.  Hope to see you there.

2 thoughts on “Join us at the NH Old House and Barn Expo this weekend

  1. I was searching for information about the cemetery adjacent to the O’Kane farm house when I came across your website.
    I worked on the University of NH dairy farm in the ’90’s and lived in the O’Kane house for a year. I loved living in this amazing house, with a fireplace in my bedroom, French(?) wallpaper in the foyer and the recessed wood shutters that could be drawn across the windows.
    I had no idea this house had been dismantled, but I am grateful that you chose to preserve it!

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