Renewing Chatham: Windows and Doors
By Kathryn Willis
Published in the September 2015 edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg MagazineOver Chatham’s long existence, its windows have witnessed the gaze of generations. From genteel Colonial guests viewing the docks and rooftops of a growing mercantile center, to Union leaders whose piercing focus was riveted on the town they were commanded to subdue, the windows of this noble home have framed the drama that shaped this nation.
The mansion has weathered its nearly three centuries with grace. Inevitably, however, long decades and weather have compromised those windowpanes, mullions and sills. And now, it is time that we, the caretakers of this national inheritance, come to its aid. See more . . .