Sanborn House raises the roof!
by Donna Patalano
The Historical Society’s restoration work is continuing! In November 2008, the Winchester Historical Society took a major step towards the restoration of the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center. Under the direction of the Historical Society, A & M Roofing began to repair and replace the roof of the Sanborn House, the beautiful beaux-arts style home located at 15 High Street on the campus of the Ambrose Elementary School. The photograph above shows the House with the balustrades removed as the roof replacement gets underway.
Today the roof restoration is complete with the exception of some down spout work that will be completed as the weather permits. The home is once against watertight in time for the winter season.
Since 2006, the Winchester Historical Society has served as steward to the Sanborn House. The roof repair, which the Society has financed with a combination of private donations and grants, is just one more step in the on-going restoration effort. The Historical Society is supervising the work to transform the house and grounds into a vibrant community center that celebrates heritage, art, culture, and beauty.