April 25, 2017 Fowler Clark Epstein Barn Takes Shape, Discoveries Uncovered in Farmhouse
We have good news to report on the construction progress of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm the project is now fully permitted for the rehabilitation of the house and barn! To prepare for construction to begin in the house, we abated some asbestos and removed some file cabinets in the rear 1967 addition of the house, and in doing so exposed the original exterior wall of the kitchen addition.(See Photo A)
Meanwhile, the carpenters have been busy framing the new stairs in the barn that will take the staff of the Urban Farming Institute to the second floor offices.Photo B is taken from the future teaching kitchen.
Standing on the landing of the new barn stairs, we can look up into the second floor space which will be the Urban Farming Institute’s new offices. It feels very bright and spacious. (See Photo C)
Just when we think we’ve found everything there is to find in the house and barn, something new turns up. This week’s find — uncovered from behind some shelving in the 1967 house addition — is a lovely framed photo of three women and baby. Unfortunately, nothing is written on the back to let us know who they may be. Perhaps four generations of Clark family members (the family that owned the farm from the 1837 – 1940) (See Photo D)