Archive for April, 2012
With the help of Murphy Constructors, we began the repair of the cellar collapse and reinforcement of the North Foundation wall. Work had to be done when the air conditioner could be removed and before any spring rains. (There’s still hope for ‘spring rains’ in Colorado Springs!) Murphy Constructors with their vast experience in historical construction brought in experienced crew and old field stone and completed the work in less than two weeks. We are still hoping to receive grant money to finish paying for this work but are delighted we have the building back in good repair!!
The collapse of what was probably the old coal chute in McAllister’s cellar!
The cellar at McAllister House Museum is not open to the public but holds our furnace and is used for storage. Over the past few years the old coal chute which had been covered on the outside by a metal cover began to collapse, causing the plaster and wood lathe in the cellar to deteriorate and dirt to begin falling into the cellar. Much longer and we’d have had water intrusion. So we’ve been raising money and have applied for a grant from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to cover the costs of the repair.