Historic Cupola Protected at Belmont Woman's Club - October 1, 2014

After undertaking a conditions assessment for the Belmont Woman's Club's historic William Flagg Homer House, Wolf Architects recently directed the wrapping of the cupola roof by Vealco Restoration, to temporarily secure the deteriorating feature until restoration can be undertaken.  The crowning element of the noteworthy 1853 picturesque villa, the octagonal cupola, with its views to the Boston skyline, is exposed to the most severe weather conditions of the steep hillside setting.  The Club saved the building from demolition in 1927, acknowledging its historic significance as the home of artist Winslow Homer's uncle and aunt, where Homer often stayed and where he painted and drew domestic scenes early in his career.  Wolf Architects is assisting the Club as it pursues the next steps for restoration.

Click here to see an article about the project from July.