Members of the Strawbridge-Shepherd House Committee recently met on the House site at the UIS campus to discuss plans for renovation, which continues in 2008, thanks to generous donations from supporters.
In the picture above, committee members examine drawings of the SSH as it existed in 1972. An important discovery: the house then had a north porch, which will now be restored. The early plans will facilitate improvements in room plans, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.
The objective is to renovate the house in a manner that's historically appropriate and versatile for UIS and student use. Assisting the committee is Dave Barrows (left), an architect and facilities director for UIS.
In attendance for the meeting and picnic supper (below) are committee members RLou Barker, Bill Siles, Carolyn Oxtoby, Sue Massie, Tom Bundy, and Dick Hart. If you wish to donate funds to support the renovation, please call the Iles House (see above).