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
So as we continue to be in lock down mode, we would like to take the time to update you on some improvements that have happened in the Conser House: The exterior of house is opened up along the south and west side to reveal the work to finish the CLG grant. There is more rot at the SE corner, but Jeff with the city states it is just a 4 x4 filler board that can be replaced without jacking the house. It is pretty much what we expected. Stop by and see the opening. We are going to plan a "hatch" to allow electrical contractors to access under the house on South. Jeff has removed all communication conduit to the house and it looks better already. Most of the electric is shut off, since they removed all floor outlets that were sticking up in the middle of the floor. Frank is getting two more electrical and plumbing bids. The hanging chimney is now down . Cost was $500 and that will come from our grant account. This is way less than we had planned, so good news.
We've received almost $3000 in donations with another $750 that came in as well, so that is great news too.
Thank you for your continued support as we keep progressing through this time, your support is so valuable to us!
Jacob Conser House