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Saugus Iron Works

The fist successful integrated iron making plant in colonial America that operated from 1646-1668. It was America’s earliest large-scale iron making plant.

The Saugus Ironworks contributes to United States history as being the fist successful integrated iron making plant in colonial America. This establishment was America’s earliest large-scale iron making plant that operated from 1646 to 1668. Though still in the early stages of work on this project the NPS is expressing their approval for the quality of work performed. The removal of the existing asphalt shingle roofing and clapboard siding gave way to a new cedar roof and beautiful clean clapboard siding. Temporary dismantling, salvage and storage of existing interior exhibit casework construction had been completed. During demolition of the barn a 12 foot hen house of significant historic importance was discovered. This hen house has a different center beam from the barn and had to be reconstructed separately. As the floor boards were being removed labeled and tagged for storage and reinstallation another unknown discover was uncovered. There was a second floor under the existing floor boards. Both floors were removed and salvaged for reinstallation. Additional floor joists were installed to strengthen the second floor. On the exterior or the building rotted plywood sheathing was removed and replaced with new wood boards.