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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 Fire76 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 Fire65 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 Fire61 viewsTom Dexter surveys the column where the fire was set on ground-level.
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Historic Fire73 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 Fire62 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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Historic Fire71 viewsWicker furniture and other antique items of varying monetary and intrinsic value, were heavily damaged or destroyed by smoke in the fire.
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Historic Fire65 viewsTom Dexter uses a ladder to enter his 1690. Since the house is parked on temporary stilts, a ladder is the currently only way to enter the house.
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Historic Fire55 viewsVintage wallpaper depicting Victorian scenes lines an alcove in the upstairs of the house. The wallpaper is badly damaged by soot and will probably have to be removed.
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Historic Fire65 viewsThe origin of the fire was in the temporary wooden columns that the house was “parked” on. According to the state fire marshal, the fire was intentionally set, and is currently under investigation.
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Historic Fire66 viewsA view from the ground shows the damage done to the rear of the historically significant home. Captain Joshua Slocum, famous for sailing around the globe single-handedly, stayed as a boarder at the house in the early 1900s.
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