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This really old house

After a $150,000 restoration, the Abigail Adams birthplace in Weymouth is ready for the public. Below, a pair of frames found in the attic area.
Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
After a $150,000 restoration, the Abigail Adams birthplace in Weymouth is ready for the public. Below, a pair of frames found in the attic area.

Updates to a house

with 328-year history

Installed new cedar clapboard siding using square-head nails

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Repaired and reinforced two main structural 8’ by 8’ posts

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Laid new foundation under the

kitchen

Repaired all 17 windows

Installed heating and air-conditioning system

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Upgraded electrical system

Updated plumbing

Repaired and painted exterior trim

Placed power lines underground

Cost: About $150,000, plus donations of time, service, and equipment

Sources: Abigail Adams Historical Society,
Essex Restoration