The Reconstruction

What’s the schedule?

The reconstruction of Charlton’s coffeehouse was begun in September of 2008, and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009. If you would like to follow along with the reconstruction as it happens, we recommend visiting the coffeehouse blog and webcam:

  • Blog - Our weblog provides updates and photos of the reconstruction process, as well as other related Coffeehouse information.
  • Webcam - Our webcam shows a view from the eastern side of the coffeehouse, and gives a look at the progress so far. It iss available 24 hours-a-day.

What will I see?

Depending on when you visit, you may see any of the wide variety of construction tasks necessary to build the Coffeehouse: from masonry of the foundation, to shingling of the roof; from placement of the main structural beams, to painting of the interior.

How will the building be used?

When completed, the Coffeehouse will serve as an interpretive space allowing visitors to learn more about the role and importance of the site, and coffeehouses in general. The large porch provides an exciting new space for Historic Area programming.

In addition to historical interpretation, visitors to the coffeehouse will also get a chance to try hot tea, coffee, and chocolate.