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Engineering report finds oldest museum in Nova Scotia at risk

September 21, 2015   CCE

A report by Pinto Engineering has found that the oldest museum in Nova Scotia has structural problems and a “high potential” for its exterior walls to collapse in the winter.

Issued back in January, the report led to the closure of the 249-year old Perkins House in Liverpool for safety reasons and now it’s not clear if the province will invest in repairs. CBC Nova Scotia recently obtained a copy of the engineering report and published an article about it on September 15.

The engineers found moisture and mould problems, and deterioration in the building’s floors, beams and floor joists, and said repairs would take six months.

The house was built in 1766 by Simeon Perkins, a diarist, merchant and privateer.

To read the CBC article, click here.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/perkins-house-faces-expensive-repairs-if-it-s-to-ever-re-open-1.3229477?cmp=rss&cid=news-digests-nova-scotia

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