(Image courtesy Dorchester Historical Society)
After years of work and plenty of fundraising the Clapp Family Barn in Dorchester has been restored back to its original glory and a piece of history has been saved.
The grey structure and its smaller carriage house have stood on the Dorchester Historical Society’s Boston Street property since 1850, a time when the neighborhood was full of orchards, not concrete and triple-deckers.
Filled with period tools, historical wood work, and the rich history of Dorchester’s agricultural past, advocates for the restoration of the structure hope to one day use it as a teaching tool for the area’s school children.
It took an estimated $250,000 to complete work on the two structures, which included new roofs, the replacement of structural beams, and the hanging of weather-tight doors, according to society members.
To read more about the restoration of the building, click here.
For a slide show of the barn and the restoration process, click here.
To learn more about the Dorchester Historical Society, click here.