Photo of Lyon House east (front) and south elevation showing front porch.

Emergency replacement of Lyon House (HS-08) front porch floor, and front steps as needed

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The front porch floor on the Lyon House (HS-08) is starting to rot and sag. The nosing on the front edge is almost completely rotted off causing a potential safety hazard. This building serves as the Administration building for the park and the front porch and steps are heavily used, necessitating an immediate replacement. The in-kind replacement will have a slight deviation to the design to eliminate the nosing piece. The new design will match other porch floors throughout the site with straight cut boards and no edging.

Contact Information

Sheryle Lindley, 217-391-3229