Saturday, January 22, 2011

Preparing a Conservation Report - The Doucet House

In the Summer of 2001 Arnold Smith and I prepared the conservation report which outlined the findings of an investigation of historical information obtained from consultations with local historians, architectural historians, and archival records.  This information gave direction for the period in which to best interpret the Doucet House.  The Doucet house is an important example of early Acadian vernacular architecture on Prince Edward Island and a record of early Acadians and their re-establishing themselves following the expulsion.  The report was prepared with care to ensure as much information was collected prior to making conclusions.  As the restoration work continued more information was discovered about the structure and the period in which it was built. 

More to come on the restoration...

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