Union Station Depot Restoration

February 21, 2021

 

The Union Station restoration was a slow mover in 2020.   The pandemic put a some real restraints on what we could get done for a large project like this.  In 2021 we are going to focus  the work on completing all exterior stabilization work, which means repairing all the second floor windows that we can.  We also want to make a push to really advertise the property for commercial development.  

Update on King Solomon Lodge #1 Restoration

February 21, 2021

 

Work on the exterior of King Solomon's Lodge #1  continues to move forward. 

  • A new standing seam metal roof is in place as well as the rebuilt cupola.

  • Siding and windows on the south side have been replaced. 

  • New front steps are under construction.

  • The cinder block skirt has been removed to expose the original brick foundation.

  • Electrical service from the street has been placed underground.

The next tasks are replacement of windows and siding on the west and south sides.  A full preservation plan for the interior restoration funded by the North Carolina State Preservation Office will be starting soon.

Funding for a majority of this project has come from grants and generous donations from the New Bern community.

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To make a donation, click the yellow button.

For more information, click the teal strip.

The Preservation Foundation's physical office is closed except by appointment, but we are open for business.  We are out and about working on a number of preservation efforts.  We hope to be able to have some events this summer to get our members together and to showcase some of the preservation projects and activities that we are working on.

 

The best way to contact us is by email at nbpfinfo@gmail.com or by the blog on our web page.

Thank you for your patience.

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