We are pleased to announce work is currently underway on the front and north porches.
The north porch returns!
The front porch returns in its original form:
Much work remains to be done, depending on the weather. Please stay tuned!!
Restoration of the Parlor
We have exciting news! The parlor on the first floor is the first room to be completely restored in the Marbold Mansion. Look at the story in the Photo Albums tab above and go to Before, During, and After. The restoration is made possible by three sisters, in honor of their mother and other family members. Damon Dennis and Delonte Patterson have raised the floor to match the rest of the house. The following photos below show the starting point:
Success and Progress The work on the Mansion in the last few weeks has been tremendous and unprecedented in the history since the Foundation took over in 2012. We commenced work on the living room. The work to restore the fireplace is done. We will start soon on the return of the rest of the interior to return to what it once was.
Please keep watching this website. More improvements are coming soon. It will be exciting, so your contributions and interest are more important than ever. You will not want to miss it!
We have completed the heating and air conditioning system. This will provide a much more comfortable inside and maintain all of the work on the outside. We also will start work on a new restroom.
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!