Project Update: Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Museum

Here is one of the reasons we’ve been too busy to post lately–

Some before photos of the Mary Baker Eddy House:

Our team of skilled Project Managers, Superintendents, and Subcontractors completed exterior repairs, basement renovations, and accessibility improvements at Mary Baker Eddy’s historic home in Lynn, Massachusetts.

The exterior improvements included removal and replacement of damaged clapboards, fascia and soffit; refinishing of the original window sashes; demolition and rebuilding of the side porch; and excavation and construction of the Vestibule addition.

Also, the Longyear Museum hired an historic paint consultant to research the original color scheme of the building, and these colors were used to generate the color scheme for the exterior and interior. It’s all about the details!

The basement was completely gutted, the existing slab removed, and new drainage and slabs placed. New structural columns to accommodate the location of the new partition walls were installed, and the old columns removed. New walls were added to create two handicap-accessible bathrooms, a coat room, mechanical space and storage area. Ceramic tile was placed on the floors and on the wet wall separating the bathrooms. The existing stone foundation was re-pointed and the brick was white-washed.

The new Vestibule is comprised of three levels – Basement, Ground Level, and First Floor Entry. This structure was designed to house the new lift which can bring people to the basement and the first floor of the house. The structure is comprised of cast-in-place concrete slab and foundation walls, storefront system, metal trim and roof membrane. The interior is finished with slate tile and oak millwork.

…and the after photos:

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