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Portico Restoration

RESTORATION HIGHLIGHT – Front Portico, 2013

Much of the wood supporting the Castle’s front porch structure had succumbed to water damage and rot over the decades and needed to be replaced. Preservation carpenters from Bedard Preservation & Restoration replaced the posts, beams, and all but one decorative wood brace with the same material and using the same construction methods. New white oak timbers were attached with mortise and tenon joints and large dowels, and all exposed surfaces were scalloped with a chisel to recreate the portico’s original handcrafted appearance. Masons completed the project by restoring the original quarry tile floor on the porch’s balcony in 2016.

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We are CLOSED for the season – thank you for a great 2019!
You can still explore the Castle at our most-loved holiday event – tickets are on sale now!
Christmas at the Castle [Nov 23-24, 29-30 & Dec 1]

We are CLOSED for the season – thank you for a great 2019!
You can still explore the Castle at our most-loved holiday event – tickets are on sale now!
Christmas at the Castle Preview Party [Nov 22]
Christmas at the Castle [Nov 23-24, 29-30 & Dec 1]