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The complete dairy floor

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It’s been such a mild winter here that we were back in the field on Tuesday to finish uncovering the dairy floor at the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton.  Here’s a picture of the complete floor.

The dairy is in the path of new construction, and Historic Newton considered a number of different option to save it.  In the end, none of the modifications to their construction plans were feasible, so they have decided to save all of the pieces of the building to potentially re-assemble elsewhere on the site so that the building can be interpreted.  We screened the rest of the fill and recovered a number of interesting small artifacts, including the top to what is probably a mid-19th century canned fruit jar printed in German.

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