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Detail of loose carpet squares in the Dean House caused by friction from bench being moved constantly as people sit on it.

Replace carpet in exhibit areas of Visitor Center, Dean & Arnold Houses

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Carpets in public use areas were installed in 1996, 1997 and 2000 and are worn, the seams are separating and are becoming a tripping hazard. The areas see 400,000 visitors annually (potentially more in 2009 during the Lincoln Bicentennial), many of them children, and the subsequent heavy foot traffic is detrimental to the carpet. Approximately 3400 square feet of carpet will be replaced in the Visitor Center, with 650 square feet in the Dean House and 700 square feet in the Arnold House will be replaced. The new carpet will not only provide an aesthetic improvement to the building's appearance, it will eliminate tripping hazards.

Contact Information

Sheryle Lindley, 217-391-3229