All posts tagged Crowninshield-Bentley house

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A walking tour of PEM’s historic houses

I’m not an architecture enthusiast or an expert at historic house conservation. I’m also not from the area, so I don’t have a deep contextual understanding of Salem’s historic houses …

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Stickwork turns 1

When artist Patrick Dougherty and a group volunteers created Stickwork on the lawn of our historic Crowninshield-Bentley House one year ago, passers by tried to guess what the structure most …

North Bennett School working on the Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop. Photo by Allison White.

Reconstructing the windows of history

The window sash restoration portion of the Preservation Carpentry curriculum at The North Bennet Street School has felt like a culmination of every skill I’ve learned since starting the program …

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Sticking together

Picking up sticks is a common practice where I come from. A recent visit with family in Southern Missouri meant long walks on the farm, stooping for interesting sticks and …

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Braving the elements

“Palm trees are amazing. You know, up until recently, I’d never seen one.” I gave my co-worker Dave O’Ryan a questioning look. “Like, not even on a postcard? I’m not …

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Gould on the go

Until the discovery of Nathaniel Gould’s 18th century account books at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2009, many of his pieces were mis-attributed, or listed as “unknown cabinetmaker, Salem.” Now, …