Kevin Russell works to install a window in the Gingerbread House.

NORWAY — Partially funded by a grant from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with Maine Preservation, The Friends of the Gingerbread House have completed the restoration of all the remaining windows of the landmark building on Norway’s Main Street. Kevin Russell of Old Tyme Painters completed the window restoration as part of a larger project of completing the exterior painting of the new porch, as well. The group was able to match the grant from The 1772 Foundation with community donations to complete the project. During the restoration, the house also suffered vandalism on several of the recently restored windows. These have been repaired and exterior lighting has been added as a deterrent to future problems.

With the restoration of the windows and the completion of the porch leading to the turret door, the house is now close to meeting the goals of the Preservation Plan created when it was moved from its original location on Main St. The final remaining major project Is the construction of the long “gingerbread” porch which will traverse the Main St. side of the building. A major fundraising effort will begin in the new year for this purpose. Once the exterior renovations are complete, there will be discussion as to the next steps for the future of the house.

For more information and updates, contact Friends of the Gingerbread House, PO Box 525, Norway ME 04268.

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