Small House Project

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The Small House project was the impetus for the formation of Falmouth Heritage Renewal in 2001.  FHR founder Chris Ohrstrom had a goal of restoring the historic community, house by house, and simultaneously improving the lives of its residents.


In the first year, with a small staff of youth in the newly established Youth Training Program, foundations and fences were repaired and restored.


The deteriorated foundation of 3 Lower Harbour Street was restored, leveled, and capped using lime mortar.  Cement block or wooden picket fences enclosing the yards at 6 Lower Harbour Street, 40 Cornwall Street and 36 Market Street were also restored by participants in the new training program.


FHR’s careful work led to other projects in the Falmouth Historic  District,   but  the   Small   House   Project   remained

at  the  forefront  of   the  organization’s

mission.  In   2002,  the  Baptist  Manse 

Ancillary  Building   was   restored   and 

the  house  at  20  Duke  Street, built  in 

1795  and formerly used as the Anglican 

Church  Rectory,  received  a  new  roof.  

During  that  year,  some  large  projects

including  the Baptist  Manse were  also

completed.


Small Houses restored the following years include:


2003:

3 Lower Harbour Street


2004:

23 Lower Harbour Street


2005:


2006:


2007:


2008:


2009:


2010:


2011:


2012:


2013: