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This Old House

Episode #1603

"This Old House" continues their work on an 1880s Victorian home in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Host Steve Thomas visits the Unitarian Universalist Church built in 1809. The church's tall steeple with gold dome and clock defines the Nantucket skyline. Inside the church, Rev. Ted Anderson shows Thomas the faux painting which emulates architectural design elements. They also take a tour up the interior of the church's tower. Back at the house, Norm Abram views the gutted interior. Abram watches as concrete is poured for the footing for the new bump-out. Abram travels to the concrete plant on Nantucket and learns what it takes to bring in the ingredients for concrete to the island. Designer Jock Gifford was able to get the home's extension approved by the Historic District Commission, but was unable to get the facade okayed. Former occupant of the home, Syd Conway shows pictures of the home with its original Victorian facade. Homeowner Craig Bentley finds many unusual items and the home's original doors in the tiny crawlspace. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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