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RECENT ACTIVITIES AT THE ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE
TEXAS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU VISITS THE VILLAGE
As part of their recent conference, this group made an Allen Historical Tour visiting the Old Stone Dam with Tim Dentler, the Allen Heritage Village and the Allen Depot Museum with Heritage Guild members. At the village they were given an introduction Power Point program and viewed the Christian Church. Then they broke into groups to tour the Lynge and Wetsel houses. From there they moved on to the depot to view the exhibits displayed there. Some took advantage of the photo op with the luggage.
YOUNG MEN'S SERVICE LEAGUE WORK AT THE VILLAGE
The group is an international service group of mothers and sons working together. The organization is locally based in Plano and have done a variety of service projects in the Dallas area. There were groups of Mom’s and son’s coming and going all day on a 2 hr. schedule. They did a tremendous job on several projects given them by the Heritage Guild. These projects are located near the Wetsel house. They constructed a raised garden bed to be used for pole beans and cotton plants; and using reclaimed wood they made an outhouse and chicken coop.
FURTHER WORK ON THE FARMHOUSE
Painting is being done and note the open area on the side of the house.
It is a porch uncovered when the enclosed added rooms were removed.
The New roof is on the Farmhouse!!!
The Allen Heritage Guild is excited to finally announce that the new roof for the farmhouse has been successfully installed!!!
Prior to the selection of a roofing company, the Guild hired Mark Peterman of L.A. Fuess & Associates, engineering firm to detail the work that needed to be done. Mr. Peterman met with City code officials and the outlined work was approved for us to proceed.
The Guild contacted several roofing contractors and decided on Siebler, Inc., an historic restoration company from Dallas. Ron Siebler coordinated the repairs with the engineering firm and work began. Our selection of “Carriage House” style shingles was a great choice, they have dimension and have the look of an old-fashioned roof. They have a partial octagonal cut to the bottom, the color is Stonegate Gray. The new roof and repairs to the fascia look amazing! What a difference a roof makes!
The Guild is very grateful for all the contributions and assistance from the community for this roofing project. Finally, we can protect the building from further damage and prioritize future restoration projects to make this structure as beautiful as the others in the Heritage Village.
To all who supported the Guild and made monetary donations for our