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Shupe House Restoration – Paint Job

Half of the back of the Shupe House is scraped and primed.

Half of the back of the Shupe House is scraped and primed.

Taking a break from working on our invasive plant program at the Wildlife Preserve, Col. Nahorn began prepping the back portion of the Shupe House for a fresh coat of paint.  The two-century years old original poplar clapboard siding needs extra care and attention to ensure that it holds paint and is preserved.  We are also assessing the side and front of the house for a paint job as well, but the back is definitely ready for a repainting.

May 19, 2014.

The rear of the Shupe House has been finished.  It looks great, and we are very pleased.

May 5, 2014.

Update: May 11, 2014 – one of the top of the pilasters required attention, so it was removed, restored, and replaced back on the wall.  We were glad to be able to save this important architectural aspect of the property.