After a 4 year restoration, we are happy to announce the return of the Shrewsbury-Windle Home to the 2017 Christmas tour line-up. Work began on the exterior in September 2013 and the restoration/rehabilitation is a comprehensive project aimed at restoring/rehabilitating the property for museum and event use. The last major rehabilitation of the structure took place in the 1950s. The total cost for this project is estimated at between $1.7 – $2 million.
The following are the major work items:
All new roofs, gutters and downspouts
Cleaning and repair of all exterior stone and brick repair and repainting of all exterior wood work. Dismantling and reassembling the river facing portico on a new reinforced concrete foundation. Restoration and repainting of all exterior iron work. Window and shutter restoration. Repairs to brick walkway and the installation of a new accessibility ramp and new accessible restrooms in the outbuilding. Restoration of the original historic iron fence around the property
Installation of all new heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems plaster repairs and painting with historically documented colors, original paint, varnish and plaster conservation in the Drawing Room, which has not been repainted since 1859. Installation of exterior lights, commercial grade internet/wifi system, custom fabrication and installation of period appropriate carpets, drapes, wallpaper and other floor coverings including furniture restoration and rewiring of original light fixtures, and installation of a new caterer’s station. You won’t want to miss this!