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Volunteers | Masonry Repairs

Volunteer Project: Masonry Repairs

One of our volunteers in the spring of 2013 just happened to be a mason, so we put him to work

First, we got our old friend Rowan the Gnome patched up. Rowan had spent many years in the garden and the weather had done a job on his concrete. Our mason filled in the cracks and fixed his chips, Rowan's long time friend Margi Murphy then gave him a nice new coat of paint.

The fireplace in the bedroom above the Strawbridge Libary also needed some work. The mantle and outside of this fireplace have recently been painted but the masonry inside the fireplace was showing its age.

And, finally, we moved on to the basement where the foundation walls have needed pointing. The house essentially has 3 basements: the oldest under the 1721 room, another under the 1810 addition, and a small one under part of the 1859 kitchen addition. So these walls are all between 140 and 290 years old.

Contact us if you'd like to help out here at the farm. Work can be used for Scouting, School or Work community service requirements, or to meet your obligations with JAD or AARD programs. Contact us for more information.






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Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA)
900 Governor Road
Horsham, PA 19044 USA
© 2000- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
A Community Benefit Organization

Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA)
900 Governor Road
Horsham, PA 19044 USA
© 2000- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
We are A Community Benefit Organization
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