Replacement of Roof & Paint Exterior Brick Walls at the Bowman-Hite Farmhouse

The park proposes replacing the existing asphalt rolled roof on the Bowman-Hite House with a metal standing seam roof and will repainting the exterior brick portions of the structure. The current roof has deteriorated to the point that it leaks and lets water into the structure which is damaging the structural integrity of the house. A condition assessment completed by the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center states that certain features are "nearing a point of complete failure." A new K-style water gutter system will be put in place to help divert water away from the historic structure.

The park will be completing major repairs to the historic windows in the spring of 2018. A new roof will help protect the original wooden windows and sils that have been restored to the ca. 1850s period. Masonry work will also be completed by the spring of 2018 that addresses problem areas between windows and doors. Without a new roof, these repairs have the risk of being compromised due to water damage.

Work will be done by the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center out of Frederick, Maryland. A standing seam metal roof will be installed, chimney flashing will be replaced, gutters replaced, and the exterior brick walls will be cleaned. All work will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings, and NPS Cultural Resource Management Guidelines.

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Comment Period: Closed        May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
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