Old Sign Made New
Bob Fenochetti and John Brooks hang the new old sign.
The weathered historic sign on the front of the Old Meeting House, a sign resting right above the main entry of the Old Meeting House for as long as anyone can remember, was replaced last week. John Brooks of Fine Furniture, 248 Main Street, Groton created a close to exact replica of the original sign, matching the style, look, dimensions and mouldings of the weathered original it replaces. Bob Fenochetti [above left] and John Brooks are shown installing the new sign above.
With the old meeting house’s clock and bell strike placed back in service about a month ago, the sign installation completes phase 2 of the preservation project, a six-year restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation effort to insure long term preservation of this iconic structure, a living historical structure linking Groton’s present to the town’s and the nation’s early years.
The phase 2 effort included a grant of $10,000 from the Old Groton Meeting House Preservation Fund (a new local 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Meeting House, and to advancing recognition of its significant role in the history of the Town of Groton). That grant was specifically directed to these final steps: the completion of the clock, bell strike, and historic sign projects. Photo by Steve Lieman