Hancock door

Hancock Mansion Door Project: The Construction

Hancock Mansion Door Project: The Construction

In preparation for an exhibit here in the Old State House, we are partnering with the Preservation Carpentry Program at the North Bennet Street School to recreate the front entrance to John Hancock's long-demolished mansion. The students of the Preservation Carpentry program are truly artists as well as craftspeople, and the range of techniques they are employing throughout this project is amazing. From timber framing to detailed carving, we never cease to be amazed at their skill, every time our staff visits their workshop.

Hancock Mansion Door Project: The Research

Hancock Mansion Door Project: The Research

In preparation for an exhibit here in the Old State House, we are partnering with the Preservation Carpentry Program at the North Bennet Street School to recreate the front entrance to John Hancock's long-demolished mansion. This post marks the beginning of a new blog series detailing that process.