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President John Adams’ birthplace to undergo restoration

November 26, 2019 GMT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The birthplace of the second president of the United States is undergoing restoration work.

The Patriot Ledger reports a small historic home in Quincy where John Adams was born in 1735 is now buried under scaffolding as construction workers prepare to replace the south- and west-facing sides of the house.

Kevin Kelly, facilities manager for the John Adams Birthplace, says the siding has not been replaced since 1984 and the restoration work is “greatly needed.”

The home was built in 1722 by the former president’s father Deacon John Adams.

Kelly says the construction and restoration of the south-facing and west-facing sides is expected to be completed before the national park reopens in May.

The project is expected to cost $100,000 and will be funded by visitor fees.