Work began about a week ago to replace the roof of the mansion. It's the first time the entire roof of the structure has been replaced since the home was constructed in 1869.
"This is one of the largest investments in the past couple of years for the
"We're happy that they believe in the house enough to make such solid investments."
The scaffolding is intimidating, and the
The roof work is expected to wrap up by the end of the summer.
"It is a very difficult job because it's a state historic site," Stavros said.
The house is protected in many ways, one of which is contractors aren't allowed to attach equipment to the structure, she explained.
"So the scaffolding all has to be free standing," Stavros said.
Workers have discovered nuances about the original construction of the roof while removing shingles that were placed 145 years ago.
The lumber used for the roof was different sizes and lengths, and the grooves of the wood suggest it was probably milled on site, Stavros said.
Some of the pieces of the original roof will be commemorated in the
The roof work and road construction will not hamper the planned funeral-murder mystery dinners scheduled at the
The end of June marks the anniversary of Culbertson's funeral, and guests will be treated to a murder mystery at the mansion. The dinners will be held at
Contact the mansion to purchase tickets at 812-944-9600.
The mansion is open from
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