This project was one of The Foundation’s earliest interventions. This frame clapboard house situated on the main street was divided to accommodate two branches of the family. The smithy was situated in the lane behind.
When the house was vacated and put on sale, it was feared that it was endangered – possibly to be demolished or moved. The Foundation purchased the house allowing time to find an interested purchaser keen on its preservation.
The house is now protected as a part of the Heritage District of the Town, and has been tastefully renovated for commercial use, thereby helping to maintain the ambience of Queen Street.