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Photo of Lincoln Home and neighborhood in 1865.

Add gates to front of lot fences in northeast quadrant along 8th Street

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Two empty lots in the northeast quadrant of 8th Street at Lincoln Home do not have gates to access the lots. The current fences are basic lot line markers and do not necessarily reflect the historic appearance. They are also missing gates. Gates would have historically been a part of a fence along the street side of the lot. As part of the general fence repairs and painting project (PEPC 74104), gates will be added to the Worthen and Carrigan lots. This will require new post holes to accommodate the gates. The lots are not adjacent to each other. Each gate's location is determined by research on the historic location of the homes' front doors and will line up with that location to represent where the gate would have been historically. Each fence's style is based on historic photographs of the neighborhood as well as popular styles from the time. The Worthen lot will have a 4' wide picket style gate approximately 23' feet from the north lot line. The fence will be a "cross top" board fence. The Carrigan lot have a 4' wide picket fence approximately 18' from the north lot line. The fence will be a horizontal board fence. The gates and fences will be made with 1x pine boards painted white.

This project follows the recommendations set forth in the park's 2014 Cultural Landscape Report for these lots.

Contact Information
Eric Turner, 217-391-3230