About this project
Slave House Restoration Project
Help us preserve an original Stone Slave House built over 150 years ago and in desperate need of restoration.
Civil War era historic farm located in Frederick, MD, home to an original stone slave house. At one time, the property had three slave houses. Unfortunately, due to deterioration, only one house remains standing.
The stone foundation of the existing house is currently in fair shape, but the roof has collapsed and the entire structure is threatened with eventual collapse if repairs are not immediately made. As winter approaches, we must secure the foundation and re-roof the structure.
Your pledge will help fund the overwhelming expenses incurred during the restoration process. We must first clear the growth surrounding the house, secure the foundation, remove and dispose of existing unusable materials, replace all support beams, remove, replace and re-point damaged fieldstone from foundation, purchase all materials necessary for a new roof.
Our goal is to complete the project in stages depending upon your participation.
Stage One: $7,500.00 Clearing undergrowth and debris, pointing up stone work, reinstalling fallen stone work under eaves, windowsills and doorway, replacing roof rafters, purlins, and slate.
Stage Two: $5,000.00 Purchase and install architecturally correct windows and door, repair loft, re-side gable ends, install wood stove, install drain tile and grading for water run off.
This work will preserve the structure for future generations. Through this restoration, we will honor the lives of all enslaved people who lived in such dwellings. Please join us in this important restoration effort and help us tell their stories. Let's preserve this important piece of American history together.
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- (20 days)