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Organic Restoration, Anyone?

Organic Restoration, Anyone?

        We love to chat with people who stop by the Eikenbary-Pierce House (EPH) and hear their stories. One recent visitor, Anna, who stops by periodically to see how the house project is going, picked up the latest project newsletter from our...

Classic Car Carries the Project into Spring

Classic Car Carries the Project into Spring

  We are excited to report that an anonymous benefactor has endowed the Eikenbary-Pierce House project with an early-model Mercedes-Benz 300D. This will provide comfortable, efficient, and reliable transportation for crew, benefactors, and visitors. This is not...

A Snow to Remember

A Snow to Remember

    by Henry A. Pierce III This was a record year for snowfall in Spokane. The heavy snowfall of course slowed the restoration down at the Eikenbary-Pierce House. There was so much snow that it was hard to find parking spots near the project. Mick Deviny...

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Henry picked up our second newsletter this week, and promptly stocked it in the Little Free Library at the Eikenbary-Pierce House. Stop by for your very own copy and read about Spokane philanthropist Levi Hutton, Zach Mishler chimney rebuild at the house, finding...

New EPH Newsletter Is Coming!

New EPH Newsletter Is Coming!

by EPH project director Henry A. Pierce III By popular demand, a fresh EPH newsletter is in the works, featuring an article about mining magnate and philanthropist Levi Hutton and his great humanitarian achievement, the Hutton Settlement Children's Home. Hutton was a...

The Heights of Restoration

The Heights of Restoration

Zack the Mason takes charge of chimney reconstruction After a two days of work dismantling and restoring the century-old chimney, master Mason Zack Mischler poured the concrete cap on the chimney around the flue liners. All that remains are for Zack to remove the...

Gutter Glamour

Gutter Glamour

Last week, the EPH crew un-boxed the copper fittings purchased from Gutter Supply as they began the process of re-creating the original type of gutters that were on the house when it was built in 1910. In the middle photo, the crew has erected scaffolding to access...

Skunk Cam!

Skunk Cam!

Eikenbary-Pierce House webcam revealed a striped visitor (skunk) at the job site last night.
From Post to Pillar

From Post to Pillar

Restoring the Pillar Facings at the Eikenbary-Pierce House At the close of the work day today, we could start to visualize the finished exterior, so very different from our earlier memories of it as a white house, still grand but sorely in need of repair. The...