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Diana Galik, front of house and barn, oil

In 2022, the Mather Homestead Foundation received a grant from the Connecticut State History Preservation Office  to conduct a "Condition Assessment" of the historic house and other buildings on the property.  The Foundation hired Rose Long and Carl Rothbart of Architectural Preservation Studios of New Canaan to complete the project.  The resulting 152 page document concluded that while the ~250 year old house was well maintained by the Mather-McPherson family, there is still much work to be done to keep the house in shape with projects totaling $400 - $500K.

A Sub-Committee of the Board is working to prioritize projects, identify contractors and fundraise in order to complete this important work which will enable the Mather Homestead buildings to be preserved for future generations. 

Projects will include:

  • Replace deteriorated storms, select siding, trim, windowsill & cornices

  • Repair windows

  • Repoint all open joints, chimney mortar joints; recaulk where necessary

  • Paint outside of house

  • AC (to protect collection)

  • Remove existing lift and rebuild original stair for second egress

  • Remove and replace kitchen floor (asbestos) 

  • New Roof

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