|The Francis Wyman 1666 House|
|Wyman Association President|
Virginia Mucciacio, and her restoration team!
From left to right, historical architect John Goff, restoration carpenter Paul Ham, Burlington Historical Commission member Richard Hosford, and Wyman Association President Virginia Mucciacio. Behind the front row are Jonelle and John Kenagy, descendants of Francis Wyman and members of the Wyman Association board. The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by one of Virginia Mucciacio's grandson's who helped to cut the ribbon at the ceremony in 1996 for Phase I of the restoration.
Jonelle Kenagy shows a trap door in the back parlor floor. Under the floor this interesting lump made of celing plaster, black cloth, glass pieces and newspaper scraps was found. There was evidence of also on the floor boards of a fire from the 1930s. The newspaper articles were about Boston Mayor Curley's re-election, which helped to date the fire.
|the main stairwell was restored|
|a hidden hinge was added to a panel |
at the side of the kitchen door
to allow wheelchair access
|As you can see, there is still much restoration work|
to be done on the interior paneling,
fireplace mantels, and trim work around doors and windows
|The basement stairs are interesting|
formed out of large beams sliced on the diagonal.
They were undamaged in the recent fire.
http://www.wyman.org/ The Francis Wyman Association
http://www.burlington.org/clerk/archives/pubs/histcomm/barn.pdf Plans for Phase III of the Francis Wyman Homestead in Burlington, Massachusetts
http://www.saveourhistorichome.com/House/House.htm The Francis Wyman House Restoration Fund
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo