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LIST OF DISMANTLED ANTIQUE HOUSES
AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY TO YOUR BUILDING SITE

William Gould, Architectural Preservation, LLC furnishes dismantled antique homes from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These historic buildings are meticulously documented, labeled, and packaged in order to preserve their historic character throughout the entire shipping and reconstruction process. We offer on this page a list of endangered houses available for sale. Our historic house and barn packages include all available sound original frame and finish elements including the timber frame, blocking and nailers, exterior and interior finish woodwork, mouldings, doors, windows, flooring, hardware and also including masonry. After three decades of dismantling and preserving antique houses and barns, we have refined our storage and labeling systems to allow reconstruction by any qualified builder. We ourselves have long experience in assembling and erecting dismantled historic buildings and can, in consultation with your architect, furnish you with a complete turnkey proposal for contracting the whole project. Alternatively, we can deliver the building to your site for installation by your own qualified project team. Check this space as we post new historic houses as they become available.



1700s Chimney.
Rhode Island early 1700's stone chimney stack consisting of four cut stone fireboxes. The kitchen firebox has a chestnut lintel and a stone bake oven. The fireboxes are built out of 8" coursed stone quarried from an outcropping 50' from the house site, then dressed smooth.The attached sketch provides overall dimensions. There are stones for repair to the firebacks as needed. It is in very good condition, standing and ready for disassembly.


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1700s Chimney.

 

Mansion House.
A rare first period Connecticut two over two Mansion House measuring 204 x 4610 has a beaded and chamfered frame, rooms nearly twenty feet square and a ceiling height of eight feet. The original stairway with drop finial, early curved back corner cupboard and wide pine flooring remain. The building is to be dismantled.


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Mansion House.

 

1869 Farmhouse.
An Italianate farmhouse, built circa 1869, characteristic of the mid 19th century Picturesque movement, consists of a main portion measuring 32 x 40.5 with a 18 x 30 rear extension, and a 6 x 18 ell. There is an 18th century attached barn that measures 27.5 x 45.5 and a 18.5 x 20.5 carriage shed.


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1869 Farmhouse.

 

1805 Broad Street.
The last pre 1750 dwelling known to exist from Hartford, Connecticut is a two-story, center chimney cat-slide gambrel. This unusual structure measures 27 x 363 with 8 ceiling height on the first and second floors.


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1805 Broad Street.

 

Halifax House.
In original condition, a circa 1815 Roman revival center chimney cape, measuring 28 x 38 has three fireplaces plus a kitchen fireplace with oven, two pantries, single board wainscot with chair rail in three rooms and unpainted hard pine floors. The ceiling height is 83, door height is 69, scroll brackets decorate the stairway. The building is being dismantled.


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Halifax House.

 

John Olds House.
Around 1810, John Olds built a two story center-hall dwelling facing the Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, Connecticut. It measured 30 x 38 and was an addition to an existing single story 18th century house measuring 24 x 28. The new building reflected the architectural trend of the time, the Roman revival.


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John Olds House.

 

Gothic Revival Cottage.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the earliest existing examples of domestic Gothic Revival architecture built in America. The cottage, built in 1840-41, was one of the first commissions for architect Joseph Collins Wells. It measures 303 x 34 with 7 foot high ceilings, a center hallway with sky light and four rooms on each floor. The frame is a mix of hewn chestnut and cross cut spruce pegged and nailed together. Many of the original details remain intact including the latest concepts in ventilation. The 1840-41 cooking fireplace and beehive oven are in the basement along with two fireplaces on the first floor. The cottage is currently standing and can be seen by appointment. There is a full set of architectural drawings available for the building.


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Devotion House.

 

Kates House.
Located in a Connecticut mill town this circa 1845 cape last saw major changes and redecorating somewhere around 1890. The main structure measures 29 6 x 35 4 while the ell measures 17' x 19 8 with ceiling heights of 7 6. All the interior details, including the original Blake latches, mantles, doors, chair rails, window and door casings, circa 1890 wall paper, rear stairway, window sash and glass remain intact. The front stairway was changed 1890 eliminating the center chimney and fireplaces. The kitchen fireplace, located in the ell, was also removed. Outside, no changes have been made except to front door and the sidelights. Original trim, siding, ell doors, granite steps and foundation are unchanged.


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Kates House.

 

Tyrone Church.
The 1855 Tyrone church was used as a Union barracks and hospital between 1864-65. This historic building measures 40 x 60 by 38 feet in height. Both sawn and hewn spruce was used in the frame that has many interesting features. Original flooring, stairway, doors, window sash, glass and trim remain inside. Outside detail has changed little. The church is standing.


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Tyrone Church

 

1825 Clark House.
A circa 1825 end chimney, four over four with center hallway, sitting on a dressed brown stone foundation measurers 22 1/4’ x 35 1/2 ‘. The timber dimensions of the hewn queen post, ridgepole frame are large in proportion to the size of the structure. All of the plaster lath, sidewall and roof sheathing have been preserved. Details include the window frames, interior window trim, and sash with original glass. Paired in the gables, beneath a cove-molded rake, are vertical six light sashes. Corner boards and the compound cornice with brackets also remain. There are three brick fireplaces, pallets of brick, mantels, fireplace cupboards, wide pine flooring, a portion of the original staircase, interior doors with trim and a wall of stenciled plaster. All of the stenciling has been traced and photographed. The dwelling has been dismantled and is stored in three trailers.


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1825 Clark House

 

Harwich House.
An early 19th century bow roof half cape measuring 22’ x 25’ with an addition, also 19th century, measuring 14’ x 18’. Except for thefront door the exterior is as it was when built. Much of the original interior remains intact. A well-preserved dwelling that has been dismantled.

Harwich House

 

Windham House.
Windham House, C 1800, an overhung, center hall, measuring 27' x 36' twin chimney dwelling has an original ell measuring 18' x 38' attached to the rear is a single story ell measuring 14' x 14' for a total of 3500 sq ft. The interior was removed more than twenty years ago. Flooring remains on the first and second floors. There is an extensive amount of stone in the foundation and around the site. Standing.

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Windham House.

 

Massachusetts, Eighteenth Century, c. 1750.
Massachusetts, a mid eighteenth century two over two measuring 18 'x 38' with a later lean-to measuring 12' x 25' has a complete interior that includes four fully paneled fireplace walls with cupboards and wainscot. The original front door with hardware opens into a paneled front hall and stairway. A sheathed rear stairway exists along with interior doors and hardware, a buttery in the lean-to and all of its flooring. The building had been completely rebuilt before it was dismantled.

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Massachusetts, Eighteenth Century, c. 1750.

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HISTORIC HOUSE OR BARN NEEDS RESCUE? A dedicated preservationist, William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC has long worked to save historic houses and barns endangered by change and development. Unfortunately, such structures are being condemned at a faster rate than we can find homes for them. Consequently, while we remain very interested to hear about your antique building, we must be selective so that we can continue to effectively advocate for the buildings that we have. Our online endangered house and barn form will help you to tell us what we need to know in order to advise you on the most effective course of action to save your important historic structure.

 



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