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The doors are wider at Green Gables House in Cavendish, P.E.I., thanks to the work of students from the heritage retrofit carpentry program at Holland College. 

The project has taken more than four years, but by next month the entire first floor of the historic house will be accessible to people with mobility issues. 

“If you look at the width of the door, we made the opening two inches wider than what it used to be,” said Josh Silver, lead learning manager for the program.

“It’s a little bit ironic — when we’ve done a really good job, it looks like we haven’t been here at all. And I’m proud to say that it’s really hard to tell.”

Josh Silver, lead learning manager for the heritage retrofit carpentry program at Holland College, stands in one of the doorways at Green Gables House. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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