If I Were a Restoration Carpenter
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The Piscataqua region is renowned for its early decorative carvers and joiners who worked on watertight wooden ships and colonial mansions. Restoring those buildings in the 20th century launched a new wave of skilled carpenters.



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Restoration of the Walsh House at Strawbery Banke in 1972 / Photo by Doug Armsden on SeacoastNH.com (c) Strawbery Banke Collection

Here in 1972 Strawbery Banke curator James L Garvin (center) works on the historic 1796 Walsh House with joiners Henry Madden (left) and Norman Clark (right), Photo by Douglas Armsden.

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

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Strawbery Banke restoration carpenter Jorman Clark (c) Strawbery Banke Collection on SeacoastNh.com

Strawbery Banke joiner Henry

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