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1862 Stage Station Restoration Update December 2014: Great progress has been made in 2014 on the stabilization and rehabilitation project. The ceiling removal was completed in March and the original ceiling joists, some fire-damaged, were removed and replaced with new lumber. This led to the finding of the vintage Levi Strauss 201 jeans, which were then sold for $3,000, and the funds applied to the project! After installation of the new ceiling joists, the stabilizers were removed and the building is now free-standing and squared in its original position. In May, construction of the covered porch began and is currently about one-fourth completed with the deck extending eastward about half-way along the south side. New reproduction windows were ordered in August, some of which will be reinstalled on the north side where the original windows had been removed and the openings covered over. The old chimney was dismantled in October, and a new chimney foundation was installed along with a new chimney constructed using old-style brick. Total cost of materials for the project to date is $16,041.
A grant of $3,000 was awarded by the Virginia Dale Questers to VDCC toward the cost of windows and another grant application is in progress for partially funding of the porch. Contributions for the project to date received in 2014, including cash and in-kind, total $5,242. Most all of the labor has been provided by volunteers, organized by and including our Field Engineer, Paul Matosky, without whom none of this would have been accomplished – THANK YOU volunteers!
-Submitted by Vicki Uthmann
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If you would like to volunteer labor on the next phase,
please contact Paul Matosky,970-482-8101. Thank you!
The club is expected to keep record of the time volunteers donate as well as any in-kind contributions made. Please keep track of your volunteer hours and in-kind donations with the this form. You can get more information by contacting Vicki Uthmann.