White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Simes House, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The restoration of the Simes House, which began in August 2012, is moving ever closer to completion. The Simes House was built in about 1863 and was in need of tender loving care and repair and restoration. The Simes House Foundation was created to restore and maintain the Simes House and Manomet Commons as self-sustaining historical landmarks in the Village of Manomet. For the public benefit, the Foundation will enhance cultural focus and identity, provide education and encourage community service. 

Manomet is one of the villages of Plymouth, Massachusetts. It is a seaside village south of downtown Plymouth and adjacent to White Horse, Priscilla, and Manomet beaches. Plymouth itself is the largest municipality by area in the state and boasts at least 365 lakes and ponds within its borders - one for every day of the year. 

The exterior finish work is looking great! (This image post-processed with Photoshop Elements then further enhanced with Snapseed).

Apparently, the authentic paint style of the day was to use the same color for trim and other surfaces.

The newly finished front door entry. (Post-processed in Photoshop Elements).

(For comparison, the same view further post-processed with Snapseed.)

This is a good example of what the contractors had to work from. (Vareika Construction, Inc. from West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.)

The finished beautifully curving railing on the front porch.

Here's an old photo from around 1870. Note the lack of trees compared to today - much of the area was used for cropland back then.

While the exterior is nearly complete, the interior still needs a lot of tender lovin' care - and  buckets of money!  If you're one of those people with too much money and/or too much time, the Simes House Foundation in Manomet could use your support.  Here's the link: Simes House Foundation.

By the way, it's apparently pronounced "SIMS,"  a "short i" sound rather than a "long i" sound for those of you that remember your early English grammar and pronunciation lessons.


  1. Another fabulous gallery, Joe, particularly to those of us with centuries of Manomet roots. Thanks.