MA. Sixteen windows from the
historic John B. Gough Estate at Hillside were removed for restoration last
Thursday, January 25 by craftsmen from Window Master, a historic window
restoration company in Dublin, New Hampshire.
In addition the company will also repair and replace a sill at the Cupola
of the house. After receiving a
grant from the Fuller Foundation, the Hillside Restoration Project’s building
committee decided what windows would be restored based on location, level of
deterioration and budget considerations.
“The committee felt the windows in the front section of
the house were a priority as they are the most visible and are an important
aspect of the historically-sensitive restoration.
This window project is in keeping with our plans to bring the front
section of the estate back to it’s original mid 1800’s period,” said
Patrick Healy, member of the Hillside building committee.
The windows that will be restored are located in the library octagon,
dining room, breakfast room, kitchen on the first floor, as well as nine windows
in the second floor bedrooms. The
project is scheduled for completion within six weeks.
Hillside Restoration Project, Inc. (HRP) is a private, non-profit organization
whose mission includes the restoration, preservation and adaptive reuse of the
John B. Gough Estate, “Hillside”, in Boylston, one of seven National
Historic Landmarks in Central Massachusetts.
project is one of the most comprehensive historic preservation efforts in the
region and has been recognized by local, state, and national preservation
organizations. The HRP strives to form mutually beneficial collaborations and
partnerships with educational, cultural, and civic groups in the preservation of
this historic landmark.