November 23, 2014
The Freight Shed’s New (Old) Look!
The paint colors were chosen to match remnants found on the building.
The red and yellow scheme was widely used for stations and freight sheds.
The North wall of the freight shed has been completely restored--inside and out--the result of a great collaboration of talented and generous volunteers. New insulation, repairs to the water table, and major work on clapboards, soffit and trims have been completed. Painting has been finished and the revived façade is evocative of its original appearance.
Carolyn Lockwood offered advice and a generous donation of clapboards. Will Blake, Ed Rogers and Donald Kornrumpf played key roles in moving the project along. Al Heath managed the additional insulation and reduction of air filtration inside; Bruce Plourde painstakingly repaired parts of the façade, with an attention to historic detail, including salvaging original quarter-sawn clapboards. Students from the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center’s Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics and Culinary Arts programs participated in projects supporting the building restoration.
The Alliance gives grateful thanks to the diverse and extensive group of dedicated volunteers and community professionals who contributed to achieving this goal.