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  • 253) Squires Tavern floors are sanded

    253)   Squires Tavern floors are sanded - February 19, 2003
                     Workers from Farmington Valley Hardwood Floors sand floors in the back office and bathroom and apply a polyurethane finish.


    Hardwood floor in the back office room is sanded.

  • 252) Squires Tavern work party

    252)   Squires Tavern work party - February 12, 2003
                     Volunteers continue boxing in and hiding heating lines on the second floor of the Squires Tavern and finish the last of the painting in the office room.  The office room is expected to be occupied in March 2003.


    Volunteers Dave Ravasio and Ozzie Murphy box in heating lines with pine boards on the second floor of the Squires Tavern near the Ball Room.

  • 251) Squires Tavern work party

    251)   Squires Tavern work party - February 5, 2003
                     Volunteers begin work on hiding a portion of the heating lines on the second floor of the Squires Tavern.

  • 250) Stencil consultant visits

    250)   Stencil consultant visits - February 5, 2003
                     Historic stencil consultant and conservator Mary Lou Davis visits the Squires Tavern to inspect the wall stencils uncovered in 2002.  Ms. Davis will be assisting the Historical Society in developing an appropriate stencil plan for one or more rooms in the Tavern based on the portions of stenciling uncovered.  


    Stencil expert Mary Lou Davis (left) discusses wall stencils uncovered in the front parlor of the Squires Tavern with Linne Landgraf.   Click on photo to enlarge, then hit "back" button to return here.

    Posted Feb 05 2003, 10:20 AM by Paul with no comments
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  • 249) Squires Tavern research

    249)   Squires Tavern research - February 5, 2003
                     Walt Landgraf continues research work on Bela Squire and the tavern and farm that he owned during the 19th century.  US census records show that that Bela was first on the list of real estate value held by Barkhamsted residents in 1850 and again in 1860.  Census records of 1840 show five free people of color residing at Bela's house.  Walt is communicating with Squire family members and others in an effort to learn more about the Squires Tavern building, property and families who lived there.  

    Posted Feb 05 2003, 10:19 AM by Paul with no comments
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