The state has chosen Larry Seaboyer, a preservation carpenter, as curator of the Officers’ Quarters at Fort Revere State Park in Hull, where he will live and work on restoring the dilapidated building at the historic site.
Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy announced Seaboyer’s selection as curator in March, noting that it was part of the agency’s Historic Curatorship Program that has preserved 21 historically significant properties since 1994.
“I am extremely excited to be given this opportunity to restore the historic structure to its original grandeur, and I am looking forward to working with the DCR and the town of Hull toward improving the public’s appreciation of Fort Revere State Park,” Seaboyer said in the press release.
He brings 30 years of historic preservation experience, with the National Park Service, to the task, which includes reopening the museum section of the officers’ quarters on a seasonal basis.
Fort Revere dates back to the American Revolution and sits at the top of Telegraph Hill at the far end of the Hull peninsula. The eight-acre site contains the remains of two seacoast fortifications, a water tower, and the officers’ quarters, which were built in 1903 to house military personnel.