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Care & Feeding of the Restoration Crew
EPH received a special invitation to participate in the harvest of a grass-fed and humanely raised beef from a small farm, while gaining an appreciation for the origin of their sustenance.
Healer wins vintage vinyl D’Arby album
Robin Dyer is a specialist in the healing arts, at Smart Heart Art in Spokane, WA. Ah, the turntables they’ve spun on! Our Lost Album Giveaway features discs found in the house from artists like The Platters. Roy Clark. Dolly Parton, Tom Jones. Buck Owens. Chet...
Discovering the mystique of a vintage safe
Mike Tripp focused all this considerable skill and attention on the vintager safe at the Spokane historic house.
Revitalizing the Vintage Safe
RELATED PROJECTS Retro Safe Installation Above and below, the crew slides the Hall's safe out of its original installation site. The unit weighs about 2,500 pounds, by virtue of its steel case and concrete fireproofing.Project engineers at the Eikenbary-Pierce House...
EPH Fan Wins Peggy Lee Vintage Vinyl
“I am so glad I won the Peggy Lee album from EPH!” says Lost Album Giveaway winner Linda Graupner-Braucht
Lost Album Giveaway
From now until the vintage albums are gone, we’ll giving away one album for every 10 new subscribers to our email list, starting with the Roy Clark album (photo). Current subscribers will be included in a special drawing.
A Studio Is Born
“Painstaking and detailed as it is, the restoration process captivates me. I’d rather spend resources and time on this project than pursue personal creature comforts.,” said Henry. “I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment as the Eikenbary-Pierce House comes back to life. It will be fun to create programs that tell the history of the house and give a voice to the people of the community.”
You Can’t Take It With You
Early on in the restoration, we had to decide what to do with the estate’s 1906 Model G Franklin, a “sports car” in its heyday, but quite the basket case after a long outdoor repose.
Moonshine on the Mountain
History is coming alive at the historic Moonshine Shack restoration on Tower Mountain near Spokane, Washington. Illicit moonshine alcohol production took place at the site during Prohibition in the 1920s, according to project director Mick Deviny, who plans to open a small museum at the site.
Let There Be (Vintage Outdoor) Light
Recently installed vintage entry lighting sets the historic tone for the visitors entering the lower level portal to the Eikenbary-Pierce House.