Raising money for a new roof for Seven Hearths

The Kent Historical Society’s Seven Hearths farmhouse now has town permission to get a new roof. Photo Courtesy Kent Historical Society

KENT — The Historic District Commission (HDC) approved an application by the Kent Historical Society (KHS), with no dissent, to replace the aging roof on Seven Hearths, the 260-year-old farmhouse owned by the historical society.

Historical Society Executive Director Marge Smith said the cedar shakes that are used for roofing these days don’t look like the shakes used 260 years ago.

Hudson Valley Preservation, which is handling the renovations, found a product it is recommending instead: Enviroshake shingles. They are new but look like the shakes that were used centuries ago.

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