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History Restored

Historical Building Restoration

The Massasoit Historical Association is proud of our efforts to preserve the History of Warren, including restoration and maintenance of important local buildings.

The Maxwell House

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In 1975 the Massasoit Historical Association purchased the Maxwell House and began restoration.

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Several fireplaces and a bake oven were removed before the original kitchen firebox configuration was restored.

The Association makes extensive use of the kitchen fireplace for its down hearth cooking and foodways program.

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The bake oven takes  between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours to come up to temperature depending on when it was used last

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Before Restoration

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After

The Higgins Room (below) was the first room restored. The red mopboard is painted plaster rather than being made of wood.

During the process of restoration a scaleboard, which is now on display in the Higgins Room, was uncovered.

The second floor of the Maxwell House continues to undergo restoration.

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Before

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After

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The Maxwell House, as seen from Water Street

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Tables are set to educate guests about 18th century dining customs.

 

246 Water Street

 
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