Our progress to date!

Photo from early August in 2023.

This project is made possible with grant support from Landmarks Illinois

Beginning in the Spring of 2019, we finally began our effort to restore the exterior of our home, the Albee House. The full extent of this project won’t be realized for several years, but we’re currently repairing and painting all of the currently-exposed woodwork, removing the aluminum siding on the front and south sides of the house, exposing the wood siding underneath and allowing us to install corbels (brackets) in the eaves, and restoring the molding around several windows.

This project is in addition to the work that we’ve already begun on the inside of the house – the removal/repair of the deteriorated ceiling and walls in our storage room, followed by continued electrical upgrades throughout the house, and a host of other smaller projects.

This work is long overdue, but we can’t pull it off without your continued support!

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Our Restoration Sponsors

Lift Sponsors:

Kevin & Debbie McDermott

Scaffolding Sponsors:

Martha Anderson & Richard Luby
Vickey Golden Szajerski

Corbel Sponsors:

Studious Coffee Shop
James Kinser
George Miller
Nancy & James Bronson (2)

Siding Sponsors:

Jim Walsh
Diane Jacobson
Marie Mindeman
John Cueva
Richard & Barbara Sterling
The Krylowicz Family

Paint & Primer Sponsors:

David Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Caswell
Barbara-Jean Stout
Marcia Stone
The Krylowicz Family (2)

Box of Nails Sponsors:

Diane Jacobson

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Albee House restoration photo gallery – click on an image to enlarge.