Watertown History

Update on the Restoration of the Edmund Fowle House

Work continues on the outside and inside of the Edmund Fowle House.  As we reported in our July, 2007, update, the outside of the house has been painted a lovely shade of yellow and the front door is a beautiful, deep green.  This summer, the windows were removed, stripped of old paint, reglazed and rehung with new window cords.  The shutters were hung within the last couple of weeks.


The restored shutters have been reinstalled


The landscaping work has been completed.  Watertown Landscaping has done a spectacular job!  Many new plantings have been put in around the house, as well as two new trees in front.  Sod was laid in the front yard and the back lawn was seeded.

The interior surfaces of the house, including the floors, have been painted in the colors discovered by our Conservator/Paint Specialist, Sara Chase.  Sara also guided us in the selection of appropriate period fixtures for lighting.  Some of the existing fixtures from the house will be used, but others will be purchased.

Though the restoration and renovation has been completed, there is still a punch list of items that need to be attended to, including paint touch-up in several places inside and outside the house.  The verdigris glaze still needs to be applied to the fireplace surrounds in the Council Chamber.  Lighting fixtures need to be installed.  The flat-panel screen needs to be installed in the visitor's center.  There are many finishing touches that need attention.

We will keep you posted as to the progress.