Roof repair begins at Hurlbut Mansion

Since the posting of Hurlbut Mansion on the Preservation Idaho “Threatened Sites” tab, the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program (LCECP) has announced that they have recently met the match grant challenge sponsored by the Harry Morrison Foundation.

Work began on Monday, May 21, 2012 to repair the entire roof of the mansion and to take down the front porch columns for refurbishment. Getting the roof repaired is a big step and will prevent water from getting into the building. Water damage has been a major problem and has contributed significantly to the decline of the building's condition.

Moving forward, more money will need to be raised in order to continue restoration and preservation work.  Projects include, pouring a foundation under the porch, putting the columns back up, and rebuilding the second-story porch. The matching grant fulfillment is a great start, and Preservation Idaho is pleased be part of the effort to keep the work on Hurlbut Mansion in the public eye and to continue to highlight the mansion's story on our "Threatened Sites" tab. 

Follow the progress at The Hurlbut Mansion’s Facebook page »


Congratulations on your matching grant!

I look forward to seeing this project progress!