we have a collection of restoration projects from throughout the years.
Eagle Scout Re-shingling Project
The re-shingling of the McGee School House roof was undertaken by Manchester Boy Scout Josh Bagby who was working to earn his Eagle Scout badge. He put in over 300 hours of work throughout several weekends, working himself and coordinating the entire effort of other volunteers to complete the re-shingling of both sides of the roof with wooden shingles, as originally covered the roof, and thereby help preserve this beautiful old building for generations to come.
are pictures of the restoration in action!
In the photo below, Chairperson Sharon Cook of the McGee - Brick School Foundation presents Bagby with his Eagle Scout Badge for his outstanding achievements.
all the volunteers and especially to
Original Entryway Restoration
The entryway had long since fallen into disrepair and was an extreme safety hazard. Funds were raised from a silent auction in 2003 held at the former Stagecoach Inn Museum. Antique treated lumber was donated by Max Andrews and family of Manchester.
New wood supports were tied to the original beams underneath
the entryway floor to ensure
And the finished project!
The committee thanks Max Andrews very much for the assistance with this project and other hard work he has put in at the school.
(Window Restoration, Door and Doorway Restoration and Concrete Entryway Restoration coming soon!)
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