Akin House

 

The Akin House, built in 1762, is pre-Georgian Cape Cod style post-and-beam house. Now part of the Elihu Akin House Cultural Heritage Center, in Dartmouth, the restored house is used as a public space for hands-on learning and educational programming.

To learn more, read Diane M. Gilbert's article about this little house with a big story to tell.

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Akin House 124: Rafter Foot Repaired

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Akin House 126: Bracing West Wall

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Akin House 128: Summer Beam Repair

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Akin House 130: Summer Beam Repair from Above

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Akin House 132: Summer Beam Repair, A Room

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Akin House 134: Dormer Off

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Akin House 136: Northwest Girt

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Akin House 138: Back Without Dormer

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Akin House 140: Interior View Without Dormer

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Akin House 142: Fitting in New Joists, A Room

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Akin House 144: Front Plate Installed

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Akin House 146: Front Plate Inside View

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Akin House 148: Looking to Second Floor

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Akin House 150: A Room Sheathing Reinstalled

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Akin House 152: West Wall Reinstalled, Exterior

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Akin House 154: Plaster Behind Plaster

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Akin House 156: D Room Ceiling

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Akin House 158: D Room Fireplace

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Akin House 160: New Sills in Room D, E, and F

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Akin House 162: North End Exterior

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Akin House 164: Rotted Girt Between D and E Room

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Akin House 166: Chimney Girt

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Akin House 168: A Room, East Wall

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Akin House 170: North to South Rot

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Akin House 172: Girt Between E & F Room

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Akin House 174: D Room, Hearth and Joists

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Akin House 176: New plate, A Room

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Akin House 178: Behind Corner Cupboard

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Akin House 180: Pocket for Post in A Room

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Akin House 182: Installing New Plate on East Wall

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Akin House 184: Joint for North Girt to Plate

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Akin House 186: New Plate on the Northeast

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Akin House 188: New North Girt

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Akin House 190: Repair 2nd Summer under E and F Rooms

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Akin House 192: New Back Plate, East Wall

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Akin House 194: Chimney Girt Post Repaired

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Akin House 196: E Room Renovation

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Akin House 198: NW Corner Repair Detail

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Akin House 200: Typical Jack Support

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Akin House 202: E Room Repairs

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Akin House 204: F Room West Wall

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Akin House 206: Wall Between D and E Rooms

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Akin House 208: D Room Looking into A Room

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Akin House 210: Bent Collar

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Akin House 212: Preparing Summer for Steel

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Akin House 214: Walkway for Guests

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Akin House 215: Roof Trim Installed

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Akin House 216: Cut Rafter for Dormer and Collar Tie

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Akin House 217: Roof Showing Where Dormer Was

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Akin House 218: Beginning of New Roof Boards

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Akin House 222: Interior East Wall

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Akin House 223: Interior East Wall

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Akin House 224: Chimney Interior at Peak

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Akin House 226: Close-up View of Roof, Southeast

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Akin House 228: Replacing Boards in the A Room

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Akin House 230: New Roof

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Akin House 232: East Rafter Pocket

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Akin House 234: Stripping Roof Over A Room

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Akin House 236: North Rafter

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Akin House 238: Measuring Shingle Courses

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Akin House 240: New Rafter, A Room

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Akin House 242: Sample of Repaired Sheathing

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Akin House 244: Cornice Treatment

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Akin House 246: Shingling the West Side

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Akin House 250: New Flashing Around Chimney

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Akin House 252: Front Shingling Complete

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Akin House 254: Northeast Cornice Treatment

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Akin House 256: Southeast Cornice Treatment

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Akin House 258: Window Repair on the South End

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Akin House 260: Close-up of Window Repair

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Akin House 262: Shingling Front

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Akin House 264: Front is Shingled

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Akin House 266: Trim Painted

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Akin House 268: North and East Side Shingled

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Akin House 270: Front Painted