"Here amid these picturesque hills our forefathers and foremothers toiled for the sake of goodly heritage. We should do no less."

Daniel Glazier Restoration Process

We were able to secure a matching construction grant from the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office / Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) for the necessary work at the tavern. The grant work was completed in March of 2013 at a total cost of $81,900 with the Willington Historical Society responsible for $40,950 of that total.

Old ChimneyThis is the chimney before it was restored Removing old chimney rebuild before stepoutBase of chimney rebuilt before stepout Chimney with stepoutChimney rebuild with step out
Installing linersInstalling liners These are flue liners being inserted into chimney. Flueliners in kitchenFlue liners showing in kitchen fireplace. Taproom linerLiner for the Taproom fireplace
chimney capNewly installed chimney cap new chimney This is the new chimney, fully restored

The chimney is the backbone of any old house and the one on the tavern accomodates two fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the taproom. Restoration was a long process including taking down and then rebuilding a larger chimney, installing liners and capping it off.