The Marbold Farmstead restoration ends a new phase!
Tuck pointing on the NW side
Welding the stairs supports
Installing the new gas line
Painting new window headers
Restoring windows and closing gaps
Tuck pointing in the rain
Before cold weather, work proceeds on completely finishing the outside of the Mansion. Tuck pointing the masonry puts the strength back in the walls to handle winter. A new natural gas line provides a source for temporary and later permanent heat. A repair of all the windows will return them to full working order and will close all of the gaps caused by aging and weather. The stairs are now solid and safe and allows access to the upper floors.
With the completion of this work, we will be working on the next phase: heating, air conditioning, and electricity. This will stablize and maintain all of the work on the outside, will allow a more comfortable inside, and will allow the full restoration of the parlor to show what it originally was. Yes, an actual room will now return.
This is only the start. We are planning what it will take to do the rest of the Mansion. The full glory of the Mansion is no longer a hoped for dream for "someday" but is only awaiting a start date.
You can help. Your donation will help transform the plans and hopes into reality. You can donate via the “Donate” button on the home page or by mailing a check to HMFA, P.O. Box 438, Greenview, IL, 62642.
THANK YOU to all of our supporters for making all this restoration possible and keeping the faith to this point. We could not have made it without you. Keep watching this website. Some exciting thing are coming soon!