Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Restoring the Simms House, with Tyler Stapleton



Tyler Stapleton is a 24 year old Nautical Science Graduate from the Marine Institute. When not navigating the North Atlantic he is actively restoring his 1882 Registered Heritage Structure in Downtown St. John’s. The home was built in 1882 for draper George Taylor and sold to cooper Henry V. Simms in 1902. Simms ran a successful trade out of a shop once located behind the home and, by the time he died in 1947, owned several properties in the area. Simms played an active in his community, serving as Vice President of the Master Coopers’ Association and an organizer of the local prohibition movement.

In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast, we chat about the history of the building, his process of research and restoration, and delve into some of the secrets of the Simms House.


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The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HFNL and CHMR Radio. Past episodes hosted on Libsyn, and you can subscribe via iTunes, or Stitcher. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.

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