Anne "Pete" W. Baker Collection

Anne "Pete" Baker was a restoration contractor, building archeologist, and consultant. She “collected” and preserved over two hundred 17th and 18th century homes and buildings in coastal Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

"Every old house has a story..... Thus in each ancient structure there are clues to the past - if we take the time and concern to look, to learn, to touch, to document, to preserve. By so doing we will be able to give our past to the future. So simple and so essential."

From Baker, Anne W. Collecting Houses: 17th Century Houses - 20th Century Adventures, 2003.