Restore the 1894 Cross House!
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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!
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!
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!
So cool I have watched the process congrats thanks for making a improvement in Emporia
So cool your doing this when I was a little girl my dad lived inside the home I was on love
"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