Jefferson History Bits

Conser House Updates

We dedicate this section to informing you about the restoration of the Conser House.  

 July 2019:  At this point, the city has received a grant to start exterior repairs. Old insulation has been removed under the house.  Work to be addressed in this grant is: replace porch boards, add insulation underneath, fix gutters, and repair rot on lower boards.

  Watch for banner announcing the start of the restoration process.

September 4, 2019:   We are finally on our way to begin actual restoration work on the Conser  House.  After receiving a grant in May, we have "jumped through all the  hoops" to use the funds to repair the front porch, add insulation under  the house, and fix the drainage system.  Watch this space for further  updates and learn how you can help support this big project!  Keep  watching. 


November and December 2019

Soon  you will be seeing contractors at work on the Conser House.  The front  gutter will be replaced and additional flashing and other work will  guarantee the water flows  into the gutter.  An additional downspout will help solve the water  issues.

Vertical  grade Douglas Fir flooring is being ordered from a plant in Eugene.  It  will be used to replace the floor on the front porch.  This will follow  the gutter replacement.

In December the insulation will go in under the building, so lots is happening!

(We  haven’t dug the irises yet, but will soon.  Let Amy know in the museum  if you want some).  Also, don't forget to check out our thermometer showing our current  financial status  

Jacob Conser House
Jacob Conser House