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  • 180) Squires Tavern work party

    180)   Squires Tavern work party - April 27, 2002
                     Many of the volunteers are on vacation but Noreen and Ted show up to start prep work (covering nail heads with wood putty) on the raw wood trim so that it can be primed later.

  • 179) Special event for the Friends of the Tavern

    179)   Special event for the Friends of the Tavern - April 20, 2002
                     A special day for the members of the Friends of the Squires Tavern.  Historical Society President Sharon Lynes expresses appreciation for the support of the Friends.  The event included live music, refreshments such as Marlborough pudding (a delicacy enjoyed by early settlers) and a display of photographs covering the history of the building and renovation work.  Walt Landgraf provided a special tour that brought everyone up to date on restoration progress.  State Representative Richard Ferrari was honored for his valuable assistance with lease negotiations and securing grant funds (not in attendance but also honored were State Senator Herlihy and Barkhamsted First Selectman Mike Fox).


    Historical Society President Sharon Lynes honors Rep. Richard Ferrari for his valuable support of the Squires Tavern project. 


    Walt Landgraf keeps Tavern Friends members up to date on the restoration progress.

    Posted Apr 20 2002, 10:52 AM by Paul with 1 comment(s)
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  • 178) Squires Tavern work party

    178)   Squires Tavern work party - April 20, 2002
                     Volunteers complete some last minute clean-up in the morning and begin setting up for the special event at the Tavern for the Friends group.  Dave Parsons continues the big job of brush removal in the back yard.

  • 177) Preliminary inspection by plaster contractor

    177)   Preliminary inspection by plaster contractor - April 18, 2002
                     Plaster contractor Mike Zordan visits.  Walt Landgraf and Mike cover all the rooms that will have extensive plaster replacement done.  The wall areas have had much of the preparation work already completed (sheetrock removed, etc) over the last few months but Mike points out some additional detail work that will need to be done before he starts work. 

  • 176) Squires Tavern work party

    176)   Squires Tavern work party - April 17, 2002
                     Volunteers continue the cleanup effort to make the Squires Tavern presentable for the visit of the Friends of the Squires Tavern on April 20.  More sweeping, vacuuming and hauling away of scrap wood.

  • 175) Squires Tavern work party

    175)   Squires Tavern work party - April 13, 2002
                     Volunteers focus on cleanup work in preparation for the Friends of the Squires Tavern event scheduled for April 20.  Workers clean floors, wash windows and spruce up rooms from the attic to the cellar.  Dave Parsons continues to make progress cutting brush and pruning trees in the back yard.

  • 174) Squires Tavern contractor work

    174)   Squires Tavern contractor work - week ending April 13, 2002
                     Carpenter Ed Kostak and son have finished both the north and south hatchways (except for some small details).  They have completed the interior window and door trim in the rooms that will have plaster work later in the year.  Also completed is a custom made 36 inch interior door needed for handicapped access to the bathroom.  This door matches the unusual five panel configuration of many of the other doors in the building.  Dave Mercer, the painting contractor, continues to prime the inside portion of the windows, repairing as needed. 

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