Work Continuing on King Solomon's Lodge #1
Windows, Siding, and Foundation Repairs Are in Process
Work on the exterior of King Solomon's Lodge #1 is continuing at a brisk pace throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Restored windows are in their final phases. This week we're starting on the cinder block sheathing.
Here you see finish carpenters Herb and Barry of Camden Woodworking pitching in to remove a corner block of the cladding that covers up the original brick of the foundation.
The initial phase of the project stabilizes and restores the exterior. A new standing-seam tin roof is now installed, the cupola restored, and windows and siding are in process. This part of the project includes siding repair, reconstruction of window frames and sashes, and removal of the cinder block sheathing around the brick foundation.
There's a slide show of the ongoing work on this project at the bottom of the King Solomon's Lodge #1 page on this site.
The restoration 0f this important nineteenth century building is a partnership project between leadership of King Solomon’s Lodge #1 and the New Bern Preservation Foundation. The work will restore the Lodge meeting place originally known as Drayton’s Hall.
A fire in 2005 caused extensive smoke and water damage to the structure. The structure was not flooded during Hurricane Florence, but the storm certainly highlighted the urgent need to do external repairs to keep out wind and rain.
We're thrilled with the support our community has shown this project.
Every penny you send in marked KSL #1 goes directly to pay the professionals working to restore this historic structure.
We're employing craftsmen and saving an important community structure with your help. Thank you!
To make a donation, click the yellow button.
For more information, click the teal strip.
The New Bern Preservation Foundation,Inc., 510-B Pollock Street, P.O. Box 207, New Bern, NC 28563
Phone (252)633-6448 General email: NBPFinfo@gmail.com Copyright 2015-2020