project involved the complete historical restoration of three buildings
in Springtown, Pennsylvania: an 18th century stone farmhouse, an
icehouse, and a 19th century commercial storefront. Our client wanted us
use historically accurate architectural details and traditional
techniques to build the project. Some of these details included hand
split cedar shake roofing, lathe and plaster walls, re-use of the
original wavy glass in the new window sashes, and hand forged hardware.
His goal was to create a “living museum” in the farmhouse to demonstrate
18th century living, while the commercial space will become a gathering
space for the Springtown community.