Jan and John Maggs Antiques
THE RESTORATION OF JABEZ NEWHALL’S TAVERN
CHAPTER 3 -- PHASE I: DEMOLITION -- p. 1
Before we could decide how to proceed, we needed to be able to see the buildings, which meant clearing trees and other plant growth—outside and inside. The North side entry was our first target.
We attacked trees, vines, and bushes with pruning shears, hatchets, and a chain saw, hauling away many pickup truck loads. Chris and Lindsey, Jan's children, dragged the manageable branches to clearer ground, and in a few days we were able to enter the house without crawling through a thicket. In many ways, our new home had looked less formidable before our pruning!