This structure was built as a church in the early 1800s and moved in the dead of winter of 1818 to this site on the green in Cornish Flat, NH.
The clock has two faces now and needs to be wound every week. My son-in-law, Matt winds it every other week.
Some of the stained glass windows are still in place and the sanctuary though devoid of religious symbols is still set up as such, including an old organ.
After climbing regular stairs to the choir loft level our next means of going up is this ladder
which comes out in this hole in the attic.
Then there are another set of rickety stairs which come out here where you see Emily.
Here are the clock works.
Views from the tiny window covered in plastic to keep the birds out.
You can see evidence of those birds and the post and beam construction.
There are weights for the clock movement and for the hour chime. It was the day before we switched to standard time so all the chimes between 9 and 8 had to be rung as Matt reset the clock.
The timbers show their age by their width.
There was another ladder to the bell tower but it went straight up and I didn't make the climb. Someone else took this photo of the bell for me.
Who sat in this chair and why?