Unusually long spanned summer beams in living and dinning rooms.
Corner beams in many downstairs rooms
Back bedroom originally known as “Borning” room right off old
Front and side window frames in living and dining rooms are proof
of Indian shutters, but shutters are long gone.
Well warn doorsill between old kitchen and living room shows
hundreds of years of use.
Many door latches and hinges still exist which were hand made
hundreds of years ago.
Hand made strap hinges on cellar door are supposedly examples of
earliest metal hinges made in this country.
Beehive oven in one of three fireplaces.
Original hand carved paneling in evidence over fireplaces.
No boards (floor & wall) in evidence over 20 inches long.
(reason being, that when we were a British Colony, all boards
over 20 inches long were reserved for and shipped overseas to the King.)
Old grindstone is used for the front door step.
Massive granite blocks form foundation.
Thought to be cut in Lynnfield out of granite unlike any other
found in New England.
Old outside double walls back plastered and show hand made lathe
and there is evidence of cornhusks and seaweed used as insulation.
Wainscoting in many rooms although appearing to be of wood is a
thick paint coated canvas material.
Means and runners in roof are all pegged and still have bark on
some of them, PLUS toed and notched beams in attic floor and Roman
numerated for matching.
Three walls in pine room still have original pine boards.
Silk worms, were reputed to have been grown, or raised in
upstairs bedroom to supply old Danvers Silk Factory.
Outside and inside wall planking are all over one inch or greater
thickness and used as actual support.
(2 x4’s unknown then)
Massive and solid oak beams used in construction of original
house are mentioned in “History Of Lynnfield” as so solid that “No
wind would ever blow the Hart house down.”
Rough plastered walls remain as such to maintain old original
Post light is same as found in City of Boston Freedom Trail
including Louisburg square. 48"
high, it is a replica of old original Paul Revere lantern found on his
house in Boston.
Unusual effect of ceiling or roofing boards in the Red Shed show,
their nesting effect as all coming from the same tree.
Interesting carved “heart” imbedded inside beam in Pine room
showing or signifying the “HART” family.
Apple room, now the kitchen originally was an apple storage area.
Large Brass Bell at peak of roof originally used to summon all
the field and orchard hands to meals.
Attic was used at one time to house farming hands.
Wormholes in many of the wood floorboards show real early
Many of the interior exposed carrying beams and all of the attic
beams are pegged and notched.
Very old stonewalls which surround the house are in great
disarray due to tree roots upending them as they grew large, and signify
great age, and emphasized the antiquity of the house.
House originally was a saltbox.
Roof extended straight down back of house on North side to
ceiling level in old kitchen to minimize winter cold.
House faces south with front windows getting benefit of sun's
warm rays assisting in heating in cold weather.
Old glass (uneven) in many windows.