Restore the 1894 Cross House!

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Raised by 70 people in 30 months
My name is Ross, and I am restoring the 1894 Cross House in Emporia, Kansas.

You can follow the adventure on my blog:

www.restoringRoss.com

The exterior of the highly visible house has not been fully painted in at least sixty years! The home, once a jewel of Emporia, has looked shabby for decades.

In 2014, the process of restoring the fabulous original colors to the exterior began (two tones of olive, with crisp black window sashes), and the results are astonishing! The main facade is now completed and the before/after takes your breath away! 

http://restoringross.com/visual-timeline/

The Cross House is HUGE (almost 9,000 square feet on four floors), and painting the exterior is daunting. The process begins with going down to bare wood. The completed work looks as crisp as it did in 1894!

While the main facade is now painted, there are still three more towering facades to paint!

http://restoringross.com/a-tale-of-four-facades/

By asking for help with this monumental job, a project which might take me a decade to finish could be completed in 2017. The results will be glorious, and can help transform a whole neighborhood.

I deeply believe that our historic architectural heritage matters, and I invite your help in making the Cross House a jewel once again!

All the work will be posted on the blog, so even if you do not live nearby you can participate and enjoy the process of seeing this grand home come alive!
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Noah Chambers
17 months ago

So cool I have watched the process congrats thanks for making a improvement in Emporia

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Chasity Chambers
17 months ago

So cool your doing this when I was a little girl my dad lived inside the home I was on love

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Ivona Lisecki
21 months ago

"The structural preservation has been the priority so far, and many other fundamental projects are underway. “Until you fix the big the problems, it won’t be right,” MacTaggart said. “It’s expensive, it takes time, but when it’s done you won’t even know what we did. And the house will be right.” http://www.emporiagazette.com/area/news/article_b5a08088-3d01-5cde-91d3-c128fa94497b.html

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Raised by 70 people in 30 months
Created February 20, 2016
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10 days ago
CM
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Cynthia Marcotte
6 months ago

I just discovered your blog, and have loved reading about your wonderful endeavor!

MD
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Marjorie Davis
7 months ago

Hi Ross, I am a part of your silent majority. I rarely comment, but of course I check in every day. I wish that everyone who reads and enjoys your blog would make a contribution. Wouldn't that be great. This is my small second small donation. I thought one would be enough to get the fund rolling. Apparently not. I wish someone would promote your blog for you. Needs a bit of professional expertise. Maybe occasionally give an update. I also made a small donation to the women running for the Senate. hope that helps. So much to do and so little time. Happy New Year.

AP
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arlene picciano
7 months ago

Happy New Year Ross : )

AH
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Amanda Hodson
7 months ago

from one old house dreamer to another

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Anonymous
7 months ago
$10
Anonymous
7 months ago
KW
$15
Kristin Walsh
8 months ago

Love your blog and house.

Noah Chambers
17 months ago

So cool I have watched the process congrats thanks for making a improvement in Emporia

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Chasity Chambers
17 months ago

So cool your doing this when I was a little girl my dad lived inside the home I was on love

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Ivona Lisecki
21 months ago

"The structural preservation has been the priority so far, and many other fundamental projects are underway. “Until you fix the big the problems, it won’t be right,” MacTaggart said. “It’s expensive, it takes time, but when it’s done you won’t even know what we did. And the house will be right.” http://www.emporiagazette.com/area/news/article_b5a08088-3d01-5cde-91d3-c128fa94497b.html

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