The restoration of Bridges House in Concord, NH is well underway, with TMS Architect’s John Merkle, AIA,working with contractor Cobb Hill Construction on the transformation. It was recently revealed that due to the generosity of a private donor, the kitchen will have six carved relief panels incorporated into the cabinetry.
Jeffrey Cooper, a well-know Portsmouth artisan and member of The Furniture Masters, will be creating the panels and working with kitchen designer Sue Booth of Vintage Kitchens, has chosen the carving theme to be sites around the State of New Hampshire that “represent our history and culture, our natural beauty and our state’s commitment to the arts. The six scenes that have been selected are:
- The statue and pergola at the Saint Gaudens historic site
- A Mount Washington skyline with the Mount Washington hotel in the foreground
- The Wentworth Coolidge Mansion on Little Harbor in Portsmouth
- A building from the Amoskeag Mills in Manchester
- A historic scene of folks viewing the Old Man in the Mountains, complete with a Model T
- The meeting house at Canterbury Shaker Village
Jeffrey Cooper has also completed a series of panels for the League of New Hampshire Craftsman’s headquarters in Concord entitled Hands at Work. For more information about Mr. Cooper’s work, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is informative video of an interview with Mr. Cooper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO8sEcq8iUc We will continue to bring you Bridges “updates” as construction continues.