Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

This will probably be my last image from this angle that shows plywood sheathing. The final finish siding work has begun on the northeast and northwest walls!  They should get to these sides soon. More on that later in this post......

Priscilla Beach Theatre, now in their 78th year, is the oldest barn theatre still in operation in the United States. The ongoing restoration work by Owners and Guardians Bob and Sandy Malone will be completed in time for next summer's performance season - "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Chicago" are already scheduled. You can read my other blog posts about the construction progress and stage performances by typing "Priscilla Beach" in the search box in the right side column of this blog.

It's a long way and a deep trench from Rocky Hill Road to connect the new 6" water line to the town main.....

....but only the final connecting piece remains to be done.

The electricians are now on site and have just installed the new breaker box......

.....and they are running conduit for all the electrical systems.

This beautiful stack of finish plywood is being applied to the entire stage area. Nearly 50 feet by 50 feet of new, smooth, level stage soon to welcome the footfalls of performers.

Kelleher Fine Builders, Inc. of Kingston, MA, the general contractor for the project, has created these beautiful custom barn-style doors on site using some of the original wood as the internal framing of each of the doors. I watched them cut the pieces with perfect precision - when I try to do something like that I always cut the wrong side of the pencil line and nothing ever fits - good thing I'm not a carpenter/builder.

The stair riser for access to the mezzanine has been attached to the southwest wall.  Soon the new deck will start to appear along this side.

But this is the big news - the final siding installation began this week - fibre cement board siding that will last at least 50 years with virtually no maintenance!

 These views are on the northeast side of the building.

Priscilla Beach Theatre has come a long way since May.......

Priscilla Beach Theatre, May 2014.


  1. Excellent! Such an exciting project. Congratulations to everyone! - Rod Hoel