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Lost Album Giveaway

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

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

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...