The Town of Southington, CT, will accept sealed proposals on August 23rd, 2010 for exterior painting work at the Barnes Museum. The museum, originally known as the Amon Bradley Homestead, is a 2-story, 17-room Greek Revival house that was built in 1836. The ell-shaped structure features locally-quarried brownstone, the original slate roofing, and the original, hand-hewn, solid oak framework connected with wooden dowel pins. The home, which was remodeled in 1865 and 1910, is listed on the National Historic Preservation Trust.
The project, which will be divided into four phases over the next four years, must be completed according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation Projects. The project includes repainting all exterior surfaces, including walls, doors, windows, shutters, pillars, spindles, railings and other ornamental features. The owner will conduct a site inspection on August 16th, 2010, to provide contractors with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the requested work. Each contractor’s submission will include proposed surface preparation, paint specifications, warranty information, references, and a lump sum cost for each of the four phases.
The owner is also accepting proposals from architects to design the repairs or replacement of the slate roof. The request for proposals, which is due on August 9th, 2010, is limited to consultants with professional qualifications that meet the standards specified in the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards.
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