Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Priscilla Beach Theatre Restoration, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) restoration continues with rapid progress.  This view is the southeast and southwest sides of the theatre. Now in their 78th year, PBT is the oldest barn theatre still in operation in the United States. The renovation will be completed in time for next summer's performance season - "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Chicago" are already scheduled. My previous blog update on the ongoing restoration is at this link.

This detail of the southwest side shows the sill and lower wall construction completed.

View of the entire southwest wall.

Work on the final portion of the southwest wall is now underway.

The northwest wall is the back of the stage and prop storage area and is ready for final exterior finish. 

I captured the next series of images two days after the batch above.

Southeast and southwest sides.

Southwest side.

Southwest side.

The northeast side.  Note the plywood sheathing for this area of the roof has been installed.

This poured foundation by the northeast wall will house the new restroom complex. 

The entire project has been driven by the vision and oversight of Owners and Guardians Bob and Sandy Malone and watching it unfold has been a fascinating experience for me.  To see a piece of history preserved and restored in this day and age is not the norm in my view.  Too often, a wrecking ball is the solution.

The barn restoration speciality and structural work has been performed by Colonial Barn Restoration, Inc. of Bolton, Massachusetts. Overall project general contractor is Kelleher Fine Builders, Inc. of Kingston, Massachusetts.  

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