Freeport, Maine • The house where L.L. Bean raised a family and started the iconic outdoors outfitter that bears his name is getting a makeover to restore it to its historic state.
The work, which includes repairs and replacement of siding, roof shingles, porch columns, windows, doors and a coat of paint, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Freeport Planning Board on July 9.
The Queen Anne-style Victorian just a few blocks from the flagship L.L. Bean store houses some offices and the company's archives, including a vast collection of original documents, photographs, possessions and products.
The Portland Press Herald reported that the project would return the home to its appearance in about 1912.