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Historic Fire74 viewsLittle pieces of burned Oriental rug were scattered like confetti in front of the house after the December 4 fire.
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Historic Fire70 viewsSusan Dexter chased this piece of insulation before the wind took it into the Weweantic River. The fire left a mess of insulation, siding, broken glass and other debris, in close proximity to the River and Buzzard’s Bay.
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Historic Fire71 viewsThe house will be temporarily parked on a corner of the Dexter’s property until they ultimate annex it onto their existing home.
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Historic Fire75 viewsThis is the proposed location of the 1690 Dexter house. The Dexters tried to find another location for the house, but most of the available plots in Marion were either too expensive or land-locked.
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Historic Fire77 viewsThe Dexters are trying to salvage the granite from the original foundation of the 1690 house. Bricks from a chimney are scattered at the old foundation. Susan Dexter used a metal detector to find artifacts from the site, and turned up an Indian-head penny and a couple heavily rusted items.
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Historic Fire76 viewsThe insulation, seen here spilling out into an upstairs room, helped limit the amount of damage the house’s roof sustained. The exposed lathe and roof revealed hand-hewn beams that Mr. Dexter hopes to keep exposed in the house’s renovation.
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Historic Fire66 viewsThe hole that was created in the roof from the fire would’ve been a lot worse if it hadn’t been for the Marion ladder truck and a quick-responding fire department.
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Historic Fire74 viewsSoot and insulation is smeared on every surface of the house, especially the sections closest to the fire. The Dexters are relying on the generous offers from friends and community members to clean up the house before progressing with the house move.
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Historic Fire64 viewsA piano was among the items in the house at the time of the fire. The Dexters have not yet determined if the heat from the fire has damaged the piano beyond repair.
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Historic Fire60 viewsTom Dexter surveys the column where the fire was set on ground-level.
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Historic Fire72 viewsThe wide pine floorboards were heavily damaged in the fire. Since floorboards like this are difficult to recreate, the Dexters will likely have to use salvaged materials to replace the floors in the fire-damaged house.
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Historic Fire61 viewsA view of the Weweantic River emptying into Buzzard’s Bay is a beautiful contrast to the burnt, raw edges of the damaged section on the house.
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