Kimball: A Biographical Sketch
Kimball was Director of the
Restoration Committee at Monticello from 1925-1955.
During this time he worked in close collaboration with
architect Milton Grigg and the Board to restore
Monticello's interior and exterior including pavilions,
terraces and outbuildings. Every detail, such as exact
dimensions of panelling, molding profiles, chimneypiece
configurations, etc. was examined, discussed, and
rectified to achieve thorough historical
Fiske Kimball was actively involved in
preservation projects throughout his career. He aided in
restoration efforts at Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, the
18th-century home and component of the "colonial chain"
he and Marie lived in the first year of his tenure at the
Museum. He also assisted as a consultant in the
restoration campaigns at Gunston Hall, Stratford Hall,
and Colonial Williamsburg.