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  • 303) Potash stone discovered at the Squire's Tavern

    303) Potash stone discovered at the Squire's Tavern - October 25, 2006 The Historical Society volunteer crew took time out from work at the Squire's Tavern to dig up an odd looking stone that was part of the walkway in front of the Tavern. The smooth stone appeared to be possibly an abandoned...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 10-25-2006
  • 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
  • 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...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 02-05-2003
  • 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
  • 139) Squires Tavern work party

    139) Squires Tavern work party - January 2, 2002 A major discovery is made: old wall stencils are uncovered in a closet off the front kitchen. Research indicates that the stencils are possibly from about 1815. Evidence points toward the possibility that the closet area originally was a part of the front...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-02-2002
  • 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
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