Monday, July 27, 2009

and the dirt flew...

The official start of our project and the cellar hole is almost completely excavated - thanks to all of the shovelers!

Jim Whidden and Mat Cummings

The ground breakers

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ground Breaking next Saturday

The foundation hole was a shallow excavation with a deeper portion for use as a root cellar. The walls were built of dry laid local stone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

White Oak preferred

Trees, best for hewing, grow in the forest and do not have branches. For the house, clear, straight grained wood is the best; White Oak is preferred as it retains its integrity and is naturally very strong and rot resistant. Trees were selected, cut to length and hewn where they fell.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ground Breaking Ceremony

25 July 2009, Saturday at 10:AM is the ground breaking ceremony for the official start of the Alexander Knight House at the Ipswich Historical Society's Whipple House on Meeting House Green.