Deterioration has resulted from natural settlement of the house. Cracks were observed in the stone and mortar joints, which allowed moisture to penetrate and potentially cause more deterioration. The windows and window frames were also in poor condition due to wood rot. Recent Actions: Vernon Bascom Company, Inc., completed tuck pointing of all deteriorated joints and cracks in July 2006. Also, a local contractor has been recreating and installing windows and frames appropriate for the 1856 period of significance as funds allow.