Simes House restoration gets underway

The restoration of the Joseph Simes House at 29 Manomet Point Road has begun, according to a press release from the Simes House Foundation, The foundation hired Vareika Construction of West Bridgewater to do the work.

 Scaffolding is being installed around the house as the first step to re-roof the Simes House.  Additional work will follow that includes restoration of all windows and doors, porches, chimneys, siding, moldings and other detail work and if the weather permits, new paint.  If the weather cooperates, the foundation expects much of the exterior work to be done in the next 90 to 120 days. Interior restoration and landscaping are expected to begin next summer.

Based on recommendations in a report developed by the foundation’s advisers, a phased approach to restoring the Simes House is being used.  The first phase is to concentrate on the exterior of the house to make it weather-tight.  The second phase will be to complete the restoration of the interior and develop the general landscape of the property.

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