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Historic 1880's Bank Barn Restoration

Dickerson, Maryland

This historic barn is one of many that we have helped preserve which were constructed in the 19th century by a Mr. Hilton -- a prominant framer who's barns still stand throughout Frederick Co. and the surrounding area. The techniques and design choices still evident in the barn frame act as a signature of the builder. Using in-kind materials, construction techniques, and repairs which match the work Mr. Hilton did is part of our preservation philosophy.

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Barnyard Side Before Construction

Barnyard Side Before Construction
Frame Stripped Bare -- Repairs Begin

Frame Stripped Bare -- Repairs Begin
Parlor Level Cribbing to Support Summer Beams And Floor

Parlor Level Cribbing to Support Summer Beams And Floor
Cribbing In Parlor Level Supports Summer Beams and Floor Framing During Repairs

Cribbing In Parlor Level Supports Summer Beams and Floor Framing During Repairs
Wall Plate Replacement

Wall Plate Replacement
Barn Bridge Wing Wall Relaid

Barn Bridge Wing Wall Relaid
Partition 4 Frame Repairs

Partition 4 Frame Repairs
New Stone Piers Support Parlor Posts

New Stone Piers Support Parlor Posts
Frame Repairs Under Way

Frame Repairs Under Way
Frame Repairs Under Way

Frame Repairs Under Way
Repointing Stone Foundation

Repointing Stone Foundation
New Rafters and Skip Sheathing

New Rafters and Skip Sheathing
New Line of Posts In Front of Original Forebay Wall Help Support Partition 4

New Line of Posts In Front of Original Forebay Wall Help Support Partition 4
When Joinery Has Failed But the Timber is Still Sound, We Sometimes Use Historically Sensitive Metal Repairs Such as These Straps

When Joinery Has Failed But the Timber is Still Sound, We Sometimes Use Historically Sensitive Metal Repairs Such as These Straps
Tie Beam Splices and Straps

Tie Beam Splices and Straps
Finishing Ridge Seam

Finishing Ridge Seam
Frame Repairs

Frame Repairs
Roof Complete

Roof Complete
New Posts Supporting Parition 2

New Posts Supporting Parition 2
New Parlor Level Louverd Window

New Parlor Level Louverd Window
New Douglas Fir Siding Being Installed

New Douglas Fir Siding Being Installed
Gable Siding and Louvers Complete

Gable Siding and Louvers Complete
Gable Siding and Louvers Interior

Gable Siding and Louvers Interior
Siding Almost Complete

Siding Almost Complete
New Parlor Level Stairs

New Parlor Level Stairs
Livestock Back Home in the Parlor

Livestock Back Home in the Parlor
New Parlor Level Dutch Door

New Parlor Level Dutch Door
Interior View of Roof Framing with Pea Hen

Interior View of Roof Framing with Pea Hen
Interior Finished View

Interior Finished View
In the Barnyard -- New Doors, Posts, Louvers, and Siding

In the Barnyard -- New Doors, Posts, Louvers, and Siding
New Parlor Barred Window Installed

New Parlor Barred Window Installed
Finished View of South Gable End

Finished View of South Gable End
New Barn Bridge Doors and Concrete Apron

New Barn Bridge Doors and Concrete Apron
Completed View of Barnyard and Forebay

Completed View of Barnyard and Forebay
New Straw Doors, Fir Siding, and Repointed Stonework

New Straw Doors, Fir Siding, and Repointed Stonework
Completed Barn Restoration

Completed Barn Restoration