Preserving & Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit...
RECENT ACTIVITIES AT THE ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE
2017 FLAG DAY CELEBRATION
An old-fashioned celebration honoring our nation’s flag was held at Allen Heritage Village June 17, 2017. Groups appearing that day were the Allen Community Jazz Band, Allen Police Honor Guard, Mayor Steve Terrell, Benito de Galvez Chapter DAR and Allen VFW. Activities included contests in ice cream making and watermelon seed spitting and tours of the village houses. Everyone had a great day!
SCHOOL CLASS VISITS THE VILLAGE
First graders from Cheatham Elementary School visited the restored houses at Allen Heritage Village on May 8, 2017. Docents in the Lynge house were Bonnie Borrello, Maureen Honeycutt and Karla Warborg. Docents in the Wetsel house were Ed Bryan, Linda Overton and Anita Rushing.
Eagle Scout Project
Boy Scout Andrew McCaslin headed up a split rail fence project at St. Mary to earn his Eagle Rank. The group of guys he directed cleared out the growth in the area chosen, dug holes, set the posts and placed the rails. The good looking fence runs along the creek side of the church.
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