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You Can’t Take It With You

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

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.

All that Glitters is Copper

All that Glitters is Copper

Preservation engineers Mick Deviny and Henry Pierce spent 2.5 enjoyable days installing the copper gutters on the Eikenbary-Pierce House during the last few halcyon days of fall weather.

Installing Epoxy Floor

Installing Epoxy Floor

Why an Epoxy Floor? While diligently working on a residential area in the EPH project, project manager Henry Pierce faced a problem. He needed to install a serviceable floor over a heated concrete floor. Epoxy floors over stained, heated concrete have become...

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...