Dickinson Farmhouse Roof Renovation Project
The Amherst Cemetery Association would like to thank the Town of Amherst for granting them Community Preservation Funding totaling $102,020 to replace the old tin roof with a composite slate roof. The project started in the middle of August of 2023 and finished in September of 2023.
The following was completed using the public funds:
Thank you to the Amherst Historical Commission for recommending our project to the CPA Committee and thank you to the CPA Committee for the careful consideration that went into choosing how to allocate the town's preservation funding.
And finally, thank you to Sexton Roofing handled the big project professionally and thoroughly, going above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied with the end result.
The Dickinson Farmhouse is not only part of the Wildwood Cemetery’s history, it is one of the oldest houses in Amherst, built circa 1790. There are four chimneys and four floors including the basement. The attic was most likely used as living space originally. The beams in the roof are hand hewn. Results of the renovation project will include greater energy efficiency and essential protection and preservation of the historic Farmhouse. - Justification as written in the CPA Grant Application