BEVERLY, MA —The Beverly Powder House, which stored gun powder for soldiers fighting in the War of 1812, has been fully restored.
The city recently the project that was four years in the planning with five months of exterior and interior work on the historical structure that was in a state of disrepair.
“This project was made a reality because of a dedicated member of the community who saw the importance of protecting a unique piece of Beverly’s history, and because of partnerships with local, state and regional organizations,” said Assistant Planning Director Emily Hutchings. “We are excited to see the Beverly Powder House restoration reach completion, and look forward to continuing to share its story with the community.”
The Powder House was built in 1809 in response to an ordinance that prohibited residents from keeping more than 25 pounds of gunpowder. There was a realization that the previous powder