Seven Hearths gears up to open
After being closed for two years for restoration and cleanup, Seven Hearths, part of the Kent Historical Society, is getting back into shape.
The historical society jacked up the whole outbuilding complex in the backyard and moved it across the driveway in the fall of 2011 because the sills of all the connected structures were rotting rapidly.
Work on the entire complex began in 2012.
The sills have been repaired, new foundations were built and a cement floor was poured in the former garage.
All the buildings have been settled back down again and the cleanup is done.
Bill Gawel and his crew hauled away debris at the end of April, regraded and surfaced the driveway, and raked and seeded the lawn areas.
The historical society expects to open the house this summer.