WHALE Moment: Rumford Fireplace

Tucked upstairs in the master bathroom at the Plummer House sits an unassuming but elegant marble surround fireplace.  While the Dutch tile hearths at the house are aesthetic showstoppers, the little fireplace in the bathroom is interesting for a more technological reason.  It appears to be a Rumford fireplace.  Count Rumford (he wasn’t really a […]

WHALE Moment: Colors of the Strand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As the Strand Theater in the North End awaits its upcoming transformation, it is already revealing some secrets about what it looked like in its glory days.  To aid in this, WHALE and the Cape Verdean Association commissioned a paint sample analysis from EverGreene Architectural Arts to investigate the historic paint palette used at […]

WHALE Moment: The Plummer House

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are many unique features about the Plummer House on Hawthorn Street. One of them is the beautiful Dutch tile that borders three of its fireplaces. The distinctive blue and white tile was the most popular export during the Golden Age of Dutch Commerce. It began in the early 1600’s, when the Dutch East India […]