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  • 291) Archival storage prep work

    291) Archival storage prep work - January 27, 2006 Walt Landgraf has been working hard over the last several months with architect Justin Natale to prepare plans for the archival storage unit. This week they put together the final documents required so that the project can go out to bid soon. The storage...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-27-2006
  • 282) Volunteer work party and other topics

    282) Volunteer work party and other topics - June 8, 2005 Work continues on the information kiosk (aka "the chicken coop") near the Squire's Tavern. Ted Bachman continues to work on records relating to the State STEAP grant. Walt Landgraf has set up a meeting with the architect working...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-08-2005
  • 278) Stair location discovered

    278) Stair location discovered - December 22, 2004 Volunteers scraping paint in the basement stairway discover the faint outline of what was probably the original stairway to the second floor at the Squire's Tavern. We know the existing stairway was not the original but were never sure exactly where...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 12-22-2004
  • 146) Local tavern research

    146) Local tavern research - January 19, 2002 Squires Tavern committee members visit another local residence which was formerly a tavern at Barkhamsted Center. The building is now owned by the MDC. Details of the interior are studied and recorded in order to help in the understanding of the Squires Tavern...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-19-2002
  • 145) Paint analysis contractors

    145) Paint analysis contractors - January 17, 2002 Leslie Cosgrove researches contractors who are experts in analyzing paint in historic buildings. The information is compiled and distributed to committee members.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-17-2002
  • 143) Local tavern research

    143) Local tavern research - January 12, 2002 Ted Bachman compiles photos and information on a local residence that was formerly the Merrill Tavern in Barkhamsted Center. Information on room size and layout and interior trim details will assist in understanding details of the Squires Tavern.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-12-2002
  • 129) Research trip to Old Sturbridge Village

    129) Research trip to Old Sturbridge Village - December 12, 2001 Seven Squires Tavern committee members go to Old Sturbridge Village and meet there with experts Jack Larkin and Ed Hood. These two along with other Sturbridge Village staff provided some good background and addressed specific issues relating...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 12-12-2001
  • 122) Squires Tavern support work

    122) Squires Tavern support work - ongoing Walt Landgraf and Dave Ravasio spend a significant amount of time on critical aspects of the project on almost a daily basis. This work includes materials research, working with contractors, meeting with potential contractors and historic experts, meeting with...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 11-19-2001
  • 81) Legal notice for bids

    81) Legal notice for bids - August 29, 2001 Leslie and Walt research and draft a sample legal notice that will be used to solicit bids from contractors. The notice meets the State requirements associated with the grant from the Office for Planning & Management. The notice will be run in area newspapers...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 08-29-2001
  • 80) Research and bid spec development continue

    80) Research and bid spec development continue - August 27, 2001 Walt and Dave (with input from others on the Squires Tavern committee) continue the effort to research how best to accomplish the major repair projects targeted for the next 12 months. Today- Harriet, Walt and Dave visit historic buildings...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 08-27-2001
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