Starksboro Village Meeting House

 

Starksboro Village Meeting House
Starksboro, Vermont
Founded 1840


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Sanctuary Refurbish Project

 

 
 
 
 

Since November of 2005 the Board of Directors has been holding work days to remove the existing wallpaper in the Sanctuary, repair the plaster, and prepare the walls for painting.

Starksboro Vilalge Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Removing Wallpaper
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Removing Wallpaper

The walls were last papered with a "flax" colored paper installed in the late 1960's.  Under this paper several large sections of the previous paper have been uncovered.  That paper was a solid brown color,  with a top and bottom border, as shown on this page's background.

Under the brown paper a small section of another paper was found.

Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Old Layer of Wallpaper
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wallpaper Being Removed

Wall paper is being stripped off the sanctuary front wall.  A sheetrock patch can be seen in the southwest corner that was probably done when the building was last papered in the late 1960's.  This corner was severely damaged from roof leaks when the building was vacant from the 1920's to the 1950's.

The back plaster wall is being stabilized.

Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs

The sanctuary back wall has been completely stripped, plaster stabilized, and volunteers are patching the wall.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) began working on the refurbishment in March of 2007 as part of the community service requirements of their apprenticeship program.

Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs

IBEW members "skim coat" the back Sanctuary wall that has been stabilized in preparation of painting.

IBEW members complete stabilizing the front plaster wall of the Sanctuary.

Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs

IBEW members complete stabilizing the front plaster wall up high and "skim coat" in preparation for painting.

The completed front Sanctuary Wall.

Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs
Starksboro Village Meeting House Sanctuary Refurbish- Wall Repairs

The completed back Sanctuary Wall.

The Starksboro Village Meeting House Board is grateful for all the help and support the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers offered to complete this phase of the Sanctuary Refurbishment.  The group of apprentices and their instructors did a fantastic job of seeing this labor intensive project to completion. Thanks!!

 


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