Continuing Restoration of 1903 Plow Car at Heritage Park
The Wakefield Heritage Commission is excited to have been gifted the circa 1850 Wentworth Cobbler Shop. This building was located on the Cecil Wentworth property in Brookfield, NH. Upon Cecil's death, at 101 years old, this property which had been in the Wentworth family for generations was sold. Prior to the sale, the family gave the Wentworth Cobbler Shop and its contents to the Wakefield Heritage Commission for restoration. The building was moved to Heritage Park in Union, NH. In order to accomplish this, several elements including the roof were removed under the supervision of historic preservationist, Rick Poore. Rick, a Wakefield Heritage Commission member, will be responsible for the meticulous restoration of the shop as required by the Wentworth family. When the Wentworth Cobbler Shop is completed, it will document for future generations one aspect of country life in the history of New Hampshire. We anticipate completion with a dedication in Spring 2022. Follow our progress through photos on this site.
Removal of Old Broken Plaster
By volunteer Heritage Commission Members Rick Poore and Phil Twombley
Original Location in Brookfield, NH
Replacing the asphalt shingle roof with wood roofing shingles as appropriate on circa 1850 Wentworth Cobbler Shop.
The Wentworth Sisters (Janis and Lesann) checking out the progress of the Cobbler Shop.
The Wentworth Cobbler Shop
New Rubber Roof
Clapboards are installed!
Soon enough we will be ready for the Dedication happening on Heritage Day August 20th at 1pm!
Restoration plaster by Peter Lord of Lord Plaster and Paint
Arriving at Heritage Park
Readying Walls and Ceiling to accept "New" Plaster
New Foundation for the Wentworth Cobbler Shop