Thanks to a grant from the Waltham Community Preservation Committee, the City of Waltham has hired a preservation architect to help secure the failing roof at Stonehurst.
The complex, shallow-pitched, wood-shingled roof is inherently problematic. During the severe weather conditions of the winter of 2015, the main roof was put to the test and portions failed. On the north side, enormous ice dams crept under the wooden roof shingles, shorting out historic light fixtures, warping floor boards, loosening plaster ceilings and walls, and peeling painted surfaces.
The architectural firm Red Hawk Studios, Inc. is now designing roof modifications and repairs that will prevent further ice and water damage to the interiors and avert the threat of damage to structural members and collections. Thank you CPC members!