Friday, August 18, 2006

Final Tasks

The last major construction project at Iles House began on August 17, building an elevator addition and patio. They will reach completion within the next 30-60 days. The elevator will provide ADA-compliant access to the first floor and much-needed storage space on the first floor and lower level.
Workmen are installing the patio in brick pavers; these will have engraved names of persons who supported the House restoration.

The final tasks are placement of a Ball Township quarry stone, the same type used in building the Old State Capitol, and planting a prairie garden on the rear upper lawn. That will complete many years of fund-raising and planning to restore the Iles House into a museum of early Springfield history.

Photos and Story by Dick Hart.

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