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June 22, 2017

New Sampling confirm date at Old House Cutchogue, NY


The Old House in Cutchogue has been promoted for more than a decade as theoldest English-style house in New York State, but scientific research may soon shave nearly 50 years off its age, local historians said..


Story from The Suffolk Times Click here to read the article.

 

Picture Credit - Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History andGenealogy, The New York Public Library. "The "Old House" - Cutchogue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 -1963. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6415-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99>-


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August 10, 2016

Science rewrites history at the home of President James Monroe


Recent excavations at Highland—the historic, Charlottesville home of the nation’s fifth president—are upending history. The archaeology, combined with tree-ring dating, shows that the newly discovered foundation, not the modest home still standing on the property, was the Monroe (1799) house..


Story from Jame Monroe's Highland Click here to read the article.

 

Picture Credit - Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History andGenealogy, The New York Public Library. "The "Old House" - Cutchogue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 -1963. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6415-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99>-


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May 9, 2014

New Dates for Drayton Hall


For decades, Drayton Hall's interpreters have said the current house began taking shape in 1738, when John Drayton bought the property along the Ashley River. And they said the family likely moved into their grand new home around 1742. Today, however, that second date has been pushed forward - by almost a decade - thanks to new scientific research known as dendrochronology..


Story from The The Post & Courier Click here to read the article.


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January 17, 2013

House in Edenton found to be oldest in N.C.


Preservationists with the N.C. Historic Preservation Office, architectural historians with the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg and local historians participated in the research. Timbers in the one-and-a-half story house have been dated to 1718/19. Dendrochronologist Michael Worthington made the announcement on Jan. 11, after confirming the date by finding the age of the tree rings of timbers in the structure. At his side was Steve Lane, who with his wife Linda had bought the house to turn into a rental property.


Story from The Outer Banks Voice Click here to read the article.


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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

410-929-1520

michael@dendrochronology.com